The youngest core member of the “Alaskan Bush People” family just hit a huge milestone by officially becoming an adult. Rainy Brown turned 18 years old on Monday and was showered with love on social media after her brothers, Bear Brown and Gabriel Brown, delivered a special surprise to the young reality star. The celebration for Rainy comes weeks after the family’s devastating loss, when a raging wildfire tragically destroyed their rural homestead, as well as ripping through their surrounding community and causing unimaginable devastation.
Bear Brown revealed the birthday surprise for his little sister on Instagram, and shared a photo of brother Gabriel Brown holding up an orange and white birthday candle in front of Rainy while posing for a candid shot.
“I’d like to wish my youngest sister a very Happy Birthday!” Bear captioned his photo.
He added, “Today she turns 18! It seems like just yesterday she was born! It’s been a honor getting to watch her grow into the woman she is today! Happy Birthday little sister!!!”
Bear’s praise for his little sister racked up thousands of likes from his followers on Instagram and many fans of “Alaskan Bush People” hit up the comments to leave special birthday messages for the young star.
“Happy birthday ? beautiful Rain feel like we watched you grow up on the show your mom and dad are blessed having great kids,” one fan wrote.
“Happy Birthday Rain!!!” a second fan wrote, while adding, “Gabie it’s time for a shave, you can’t be kissing that beautiful Sophie with them whiskers!”
Rainy Brown has been quiet on social media for the past couple of months, ever since her family was dealt a devastating blow when a wildfire destroyed their homestead in rural Washington. Back in September, Rainy sent a message amid the chaos and was clearly trying to stay strong during such an emotional and uncertain time.
“In times of uncertainty we must find peace in the certainty of Gods love. Prayers out to anyone struggling, you can get through this and you will find your rainbow. It’s never an easy path but it’s well worth it in the end. God bless.”
It hasn’t all been bad for Rainy and the Brown family, as a recent addition to the family appears to have brought some real joy at a needed time. Aunt Rainy was recently able to meet her newest nephew, River, after Bear Brown’s son traveled with his mother to Washington from Alaska.
Rainy hasn’t yet shared any photos of herself and little River, but Raiven Adams has mentioned on social media that the family has met the baby and they all seem to be forming strong emotional bonds. In fact, it even led to the rekindling of romance between Bear and Raiven.
Happy Birthday, Rainy!