Miley Cyrus makes sure her family knows she loves them

Despite the significantly cooled down Los Angeles weather, Miley Cyrus rocked short shorts as she visited a Studio City, CA Panera Bread with her younger brother Braison Cyrus on September 10, 2010. Fame Pictures, Inc

Miley Cyrus makes sure that she tells her family she loves them every day.

17-year-old Miley was faced with thoughts about death when she was working on The Last Song – the film is about a family suffering from the consequences of a tragic death.

“I learned to never let a day go by without telling my family that I love them.” Miley said.

“I don’t know what I’d do if anything happened to my parents. My heart hurts just thinking about it,”

“Everyone goes through a period where they lose a friend or a family member and I didn’t want to sugar coat the emotions. I wanted to keep it as real as possible.”