Justin Bieber Remembers Text-and-Drive Victim on 'Extreme Makeover' (VIDEO)
Justin Bieber once again put lumps in the throats and tears in the eyes of millions of people on Sunday night—but this time they weren't the lumps and tears of joy that the 16-year-old "Baby" singer is usually responsible for.
Bieber lent his star power to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition last night to bring attention to an issue that's been near and dear to his heart for some time—the dangers of texting and driving. The Never Say Never sensation graciously took time out of his jam-packed schedule to meet up with 12-year-old Katrina Jones—whose older sister, Alexandra Jones, was killed in a texting-and-driving accident. In addition to signing the Don't Text and Drive Pledge, Bieber sat with Katrina to discuss the impact of her sister's death, and to encourage Katrina to pursue her goals and dreams relentlessly.
Following Alexandra's death, her family established the Remember Alex Brown Foundation, a nonprofit organization in her memory. The foundation visits schools in an effort to warn students about texting and driving. In addition to Bieber's guest appearance, last night's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition chronicled how volunteers stepped in to renovate the Brown family's Lubbock, Teas, home in their time of need.
Check out Bieber's appearance on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition after the jump. Does Bieber's example make you want to avoid texting and driving? Let us know in the comments section.