Garth Brooks and 14,000 Fans Sing Justin Timberlake Happy Birthday: "We Love You, Bro"

Country star and Baltimore fans help J.T. ring in his 35th year

By Rebecca Macatee Feb 01, 2016 8:22 PMTags
Happy Birthday Justin Timberlake!!!!

Happy Birthday Justin Timberlake!!! love, g and my friends in Baltimore

Posted by Garth Brooks on Sunday, January 31, 2016

Justin Timberlake has friends in all places—and all genres, too.

J.T. turned 35 on Sunday, and you better believe pal Garth Brooks remembered his birthday! The country star paused his performance at Baltimore's Royal Farms Arena so that he and all 14,000 fans could sing happy birthday to Justin.

Garth, who was a surprise guest at one of Justin's concerts back in 2014, posted a video of the B-Day surprise to Facebook. "I got a buddy, and his birthday is today," Garth says in the clip. 

"So, I hate this guy because he always looks like he's 18," he says jokingly. "I hate this guy because he's got more talent in his pinky than [I do in] my whole body, I hate this guy because my wife's in love with him, but I love this kid. He's a kid named Justin Timberlake!"

Cue uproarious applause from the audience! "So here's the deal," Garth goes on. "You're going to sing, 'Happy Birthday, Justin...' Then I want everybody to film it and just flood his Twitter with it."

The fans obliged, and Justin had countless videos of fans singing "Happy birthday" to him on social media. Garth's video concludes with him turning the camera on himself, wishing Justin a happy 35th once again and exclaiming, "We love you, bro!"

The B-Day boy was humbled, clearly. He tweeted a link to Garth's video, writing, "Dude!!!! Stop it! This is THE COOLEST THING EVER! Thanks, Mr. Brooks and B-More!!!"

He also tweeted an "I love you!" at Ellen DeGeneres, who sweetly wished a happy birthday to her "brilliant and adorable friend, @jtimberlake." And then, being a proper gentleman with good Southern manners, Justin expressed his gratitude for all the sweet messages. "Thank you EVERYONE for the bday wishes yesterday!" he tweeted. "Gonna be a fun year... Love you guys!"

Oh, J.T., the feeling is mutual.