When Alaskan Bush People star Rain Brown first met her nephew after his birth in February, she posted that her life would “never be the same.” Now, she’s sharing how baby Elijah continues to change her world. On the 4th of July, the celeb spent the day with family, including her brother Noah Brown and his wife, Rhain Brown. She also got to hang out with their little boy, and it was clearly a special moment for her.

“Being an aunt is my favorite thing about me,” wrote Rain, 16, on social media. The teen posted a photo of herself holding the 4-month-old little boy, grinning as she snuggled him close. “Thanks, [Noah and Rhain] for making such a cute little bean, 🤗” she added. And, of course, she finished off the post with her usual hashtags: “#stayhappy #staystrong.”

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Being an aunt is my favorite thing about me 💙 thanks @noah_d_and_rhain_alisha for making such a cute little bean 🤗#stayhappy #staystrong

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We love getting to see Rain spend time with the little guy. After Noah and Rhain left Washington for Colorado back in March, it seems like their visits have been fewer than the teen would like. Luckily, she’s got her own “baby” to snuggle with in the meantime: her new puppy, Jakson Maine. “This little dude has stolen my heart from top to bottom,” Rain shared on social media a few weeks after Noah’s move. “I’m so lucky to be your mother, Jakson. I love you with every fiber of my being.”

The star has credited her dog with helping her #staystrong and #stayhappy even when she’s going through difficult times. “Thank you for loving me when I forget to love myself,” she told him on Instagram in May. Over the years, Rain has opened up about her struggles with depression and feeling defeat, and she’s responded to those tough times by maintaining her positivity. In June, she revealed she was even starting her own Instagram series of inspirational posts on Wednesdays. “We all have pain, but suffering is something we control,” she told fans. “Let’s see what tomorrow brings together. ♥️”

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