Luke Bryan’s mother, LeClaire, recalled the time her country star son and his wife Caroline adopted their nieces Jordan and Kris and nephew Til after both the children’s parents passed away during a live recording of the Got It From My Momma podcast at Nashville’s CMA Fest last week.

“Oh, that was just incredible.” While Caroline Bryan sat by her side, LeClaire spoke to podcast presenter Jennifer Vickery Smith. “They simply said, ‘Here we are, let’s keep it all together.’” Everyone was inconsolable, and praise the Lord that Luke and Caroline simply opened their homes and hearts to them and welcomed them in.

The superstar of the country music industry is well-known for both his huge country successes and his lovable antics, but his family has also experienced heartbreak on a number of occasions.

In 2007, Kelly, Bryan’s older sister, passed away abruptly from unidentified circumstances, leaving behind her husband Ben Lee Cheshire and their three kids. Seven years later, in late 2014, Cheshire passed away, leaving the children—at the time, Jordan, 16, Kris, and Til, 13—without a living parent.

Along with their own two sons, Tate and Bo, Bryan and Caroline adopted the children and brought them up. Watch LeClaire recall the awful events of losing her daughter and subsequently witnessing Bryan take over the responsibility of raising the children by pressing the play button in the video below.

LeClaire and Caroline later revealed that they now had similar tattoos on their wrists as a tribute to Kelly.

“Redbirds,” LeClaire said. “[For] my daughter,” the speaker said.