‘Alaskan Bush People’: Bear Brown Explains His Last-Second Decision to Return to Alaska with Rain and Bird

by Quentin Blount

It’s official, folks. Members of the Brown family are making their way back to Alaska. And Bear Brown is one of the Alaskan Bush People stars to do so.

There is no question that in the years since Alaskan Bush People first made its way to our TV screens, the Brown family children have gone through a lot of changes. They grew up surviving in the wilds of Alaska. Then they rose to fame and made their way to Beverly Hills. And most recently, they have moved out to the mountains in Washington. And to put it quite simply, they have all grown up.

But they have faced plenty of tragedy recently as well. That of course is headlined by the death of family patriarch Billy Brown. Ever since he died of a seizure back in February, Bear Brown and the rest of his siblings have been left to navigate the world for the first time without their dad. The family has already been through so many firsts without him, and there will no doubt be many more to come. The grief the family has been going through can only be healed with time.

But perhaps one way to speed up the healing process is to go back to their roots. That’s exactly what siblings Bird, Bear, and Rain do in the latest episode of Alaskan Bush People.

“All my wildness, all my extremeness, it really began in Alaska,” Bear said in a Discovery Channel video. “It just really has made me want to go back and to just go to where I was when I was a kid to discover something new about myself. Alaska to me will always be home and it holds a special place in my heart.”

Trip to Alaska Means Something Different for one ‘Alaskan Bush People’ Star

As for Rain Brown, the trip back home to Alaska will have an entirely different meaning for her. You see, when she and her family last lived there, she was just a child. Now, she is coming back to her homeland as a newly-minted adult.

“Being that I’m almost 18, I am looking forward to going to Alaska with kind of a new perspective because when we were there, I was a kid,” she said. “you know, my childhood was gree, but it wasn’t quite free in the way that everybody else was.”

The moment is just as impactful for 26-year-old Snowbird “Bird” Brown. She has been waiting for this day for some time now. She talked about how Alaska had been “calling her name” in a previous Alaskan Bush People premiere teaser.

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