Luke Bryan relates to an American Idol contestant when the contestant, Nick Townsend, shared his loss on live television and it really hit home for Luke Bryan.

The contestant performed “Let it be” and the rendition clearly brought Luke Bryan to tears as it brought back memories of his brother and sister that he lost.

“I haven’t brought this up on this show because I haven’t had to,” Bryan  explained to Townsend. “I lost both of my siblings, and you know, man, I just applaud you for keeping a positive attitude and continuing to be a light.”

It was definitely an emotional moment for American Idol viewers.

-Intern Amanda