Justin Bieber will turn 18 in less than a month, and he recently posted a birthday pledge of lasting love on Twitter. But not to Selena Gomez. The Biebs' pre-birthday tweet was a response to a message he received from a group of Beliebers. In their lengthy missive, the little girls did more than wish the Teen Dream a happy eighteenth birthday. They poured out their hearts to him, and, in return, he promised that he would never outgrow them. That no matter how many years passed, he would never stop loving his millions of Beliebers all over the world.
It all began when Beliebers sent their idol a letter which was later posted on a major JB fan site. It's actually an extraordinary documentÂ—especially considering that it was written by tween and teen girls. In it, the Beliebers acknowledge the immutable fact that on March 1, Justin Bieber will become an adult. They realize that as he grows older, he's bound to go through changes as all human beings do, and they wish him well in whatever direction he wants to go and whatever he decides to do with his life. Their only concern is that he never forget them or abandon them. And they promise that they will always love and support him no matter what. Forever.
"You'll be turning 18 in exactly one month." wrote the Beliebers. "You'll be able to do the things you've always wanted to do. You can say... and be anything you want now. You can date whoever and do whatever you want with them. You're old enough to make your own decisions and take your own responsibility. It's your life now, not ours. We've stuck with you since the beginning, and even then we promised we'd never let go. All we ask is you don't push us away. Promise you'll never forget us. We made you who you are, and we'll never let anyone tear that down. We'll never let anyone take you away and break you... we feel like we've known you our whole lives. You care about us more than anyone else has... Please...never grow out of who you are. You'll always be in our hearts forever, so hold onto us, forever. We hope 18 is as fun and amazing you want it to be. Never lose your gorgeous smile, it's the reason most of us wake up everyday. Never change who you used to be, who you are, and who you aspire to be. Because against all odds, we'll always love you and we promise to stay with you as long as you stay with us. Deal?"
Wow. Brings a tear to the eye, doesn't it? And so does Justin's reply.
"deal," he tweeted. "and thank you."
Before you get too teary-eyed, you can check out the Beliebers' message in its entirety as well as Justin Bieber's reply by clicking here.
You go, eloquent little Beliebers.
Note: Selena Gomez would totally understand.
Â© Hope Carson 2011
Hope Carson is the author of two booksÂ—A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker and A Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter.