41 years ago (WHAT?! He’s like 20!), Brian Littrell was born and the world changed. Maybe not immediately, but one by one, since he was 18, Brian has been touching peoples hearts – fans, strangers, and fellow celebrities alike. He’s a role model, an inspiration, a fighter of sorts and kind of our superhero.
When I asked people to send in their favorite memories with him, people responded with a fierceness and most were “How do I pick my favorite?”. When you’ve been so kind to so many that people don’t know which interaction has been their favorite, you know you’re living life right. The common denominator in everyone’s favorite memory is that Brian made every person comfortable, that he takes the time to try and get to know everyone who is excited to meet him, that he cares and that he’s listening. If you’ve ever met Mr. Littrell, you know that he is one of the most sincere “celebrities” you will ever have the chance to meet. I say “celebrity” because it’s always been clear that the fame that has been bestowed upon him isn’t his thing, but man, are we lucky it happened. We’re lucky.
Continue reading for the favorite memories that fans shared with me, but beware, you’re going to get some feels!
Wow, there’s so many memories with Brian that I have! My favorite ones are randomly running into him at Disneyland and getting a pic with his family, and the numerous times he’s seen me during a concert or soundcheck and makes me feel special! Wishing Brian a very very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Thank you for everything you do for me personally! Love you always and forever!!! –
I have many special memories with Brian but my favorite absolutely is the first VIP which happened in February 2014. I remember that I was very anxious but he found the way to make me feel comfortable, he hugged me once and I gave to him a personalized necklace. I remember that I looked at him trying to understand his reaction: he opened his eyes a little more and he said: “wow it’s so beautiful, thank you so much”. He hugged me a second time and then we took the picture for the VIP while he held it in his hands. After, he went away to put the necklace with other gifts and I was starting to say goodbye to the other guys. I was near to do the same with Howie, when he went back and hugged me a third time and told me: “I’m really happy to have met you.” So then, I forgot to say bye to Howie but it’s okay. He is a very special person, human being, who is able to make you happy with little things. Happy Birthday Brian. I wish you all the best on your way now and forever, you really deserve it, you are an extraordinary man. –
I want to share with you my favorite memories with Brian for his birthday. I’m a big fan of BSB. My fave is Brian and My Birthday is the 20th too! It is an honor to me to have the same Birthday! –
This photo was taken in NYC August 97 at a autograph session when Bsb released their 1st CD in the USA. Brian was the first I would talk to. I was so nervous, I walked up and in his amazing Kentucky accent, he said “Hi darling , what your name?”
I said, “I’m DEBBBBIE!”
He smiled and said “Nice to meet you I’m BRIANNN!”
My memory with Brian happened last year while IAWLT tour was here in Brazil. I had VIP tickets and brought him gifts. I also took a very flashy sign saying I wanted a funny selfie with him. It turns out that at the soundcheck party I couldn’t get close enough but he read my poster up from the stage and made faces for me to take pictures. Not satisfied, at one time when the madness stabilized and the screaming decreased I called for him and he replied and sent me a kiss. When the time for the VIP photo came, I talked to everyone but when I looked at him I choked and he hugged me very hard like squeezed me and made the funny face that I asked. Let’s say he remembered me hahahaha. It was my second BSB concert but it was the show of my life! A few days later my love and admiration only increased when I saw pictures of him wearing my gifts – two shirts. I can’t wait for the next tour stop by so I can give more presentes to our beautiful angel who is always so attentive to fans. – @caroolrizzi
My first time meeting Brian was on the Backstreet Boys cruise 2014. It was the day of group photos. And he was the last one on line (of course we saved the best for last). So I gave all the guys a hug but once I got to Brian It was like the longest yet best hug ever. By the way, he smelled so good! After the photo was taken, Brian looks at me and tells me he loves my curls so of course this left a huge smile on my face and is something I would never forget. Why? Because I love my curls and I grew up hearing I should always straighten my hair. Brian loving my curls was the only confirmation I needed lol! So for that reason I’ll stick to my curls. Brian also signed my BSB hat that I got custom made & it’s something I will cherish forever! He’s just that awesome! I love me some B-Rok! Happy Birthday love! – Taisha Lopez-Cintron
This actually happened for the Boys’ 20th anniversary, which was the very first time I had ever seen them in person. So the ceremony ends, they all greeted us fans. I got to take pictures of all of them, but Brian was literally posing for me and when I asked him for one last picture. He took my camera and snapped a selfie (pic on the right). He was so nice and patient with all of us. Coincidentally I posted that same pic of him for his birthday two years ago on twitter and that’s when the Boys official account started following me lol! Brian – if you read this you are compassionate, selfless, caring and talented, a beautiful human being inside and outside, an exemplary father, husband and friend. Happy Birthday may God bless you ALWAYS. – @kaoticbsb_love
It was always at that concert in Lucca. I was completely desperate and sad because I couldn’t do the meet and greet, so the only thing I could do was seeing the concert. I looked at the guys, once they were out. And during one moment of silence (strange right?), I screamed Brian’s name. He looked around, then he saw me waving. What happened? He waved back! – Gaia Ugoletti
Well my girls Jennifer, Stephanie, and Tiffany could probably tell the story better then me since I actually didn’t see it… So during BSB Takes New York, the night before they were on GMA, the boys did a few songs. We were all sitting on the floor there was no chairs or standing. I was sitting on the end of the row and there was a bit of space in front me. So they begin Larger Then Life and suddenly I see AJ run into the audience past us I turn around to look to see where he was going, not realizing the other guys ran into the crowd as well. So I’m looking behind me and suddenly I head my name being called and I don’t think anything of it. But they keep calling me name and started to shake me. Finally I whip my head back around and shout “what!!” Imagine my surprise when I’m staring into the eyes of one Brian Thomas Litrrell!!! Lucky I was sitting down or I would have fallen over. He apparently ran behind AJ and pretty much slid into my lap still singing and I had no clue. Brian had serenaded the back of my head!! I wonder if he still remembers that….i know I’ll never live it down. – Ashley Darpino
Thank you, Brian, for everything you’ve done for us, for the memories you don’t even know you’re making with us, and for blessing us with your talent, your words, and more. You’re a super human. Happy Birthday!