Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline are feeling a bit emotional this week after sending their nephew Til off to college in Georgia.
Caroline bid farewell to Til with a touching Instagram post, wishing him the best during his first year away from home.
“I left a big piece of my heart today in Georgia. Been dreading this day for years, but I guess it’s time for Til to fly,” she wrote. “Still can’t handle it right now! Good luck in college my sweet boy.”
Bryan quickly chimed in, admitting that he was missing Til already.
“I keep looking to see if his truck is parked next to mine,” the superstar wrote along with a crying face emoji.
Til and his sisters, Jordan and Kris, joined Luke and Caroline’s immediate family after their father, Ben Lee Cheshire, who was married to Bryan’s late sister, Kelly, passed away in 2014.
Luke and Caroline “never thought twice” about taking their nieces and nephew in and since then, they’ve grown even closer.
In July, Till took to Instagram to wish Luke a Happy Birthday, sharing a sweet message to the “One Margarita” singer.
“Happy birthday to my hunting, fishing partner, and best friend! Hope today’s a good one 44’s just a number love you,” he wrote.
After dropping Til off at college, Luke Bryan is now gearing up for another pinnacle moment: the release of his new album.
Out Friday (Aug. 7), Born Here, Live Here, Die Here features 10 tracks including “One Margarita,” “Knockin’ Boots” and “What She Wants Tonight.”