Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, just shared a touching tribute to her late father. Irwin, who passed away in 2006, left behind his two children and his wife. Bindi was only eight years old at the time. The now 23-year-old is married and has a daughter, Grace Warrior.
The adorable photo of Irwin’s young daughter is coupled with a heart-wrenching caption about Steve Irwin, her would-be grandfather.
“This sweetheart has been watching her ‘Grandpa Crocodile’ on the projector at our camp here on the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve,” she wrote.
“She lights up when she sees him on screen. I wish with all my heart that Dad could hug my beautiful girl. It’s been 15 years since he passed away,” Irwin continued. “I hold on to the thought that he’s her guardian angel now, watching over the most special part of my life, Grace Warrior.”
Irwin now continues on her father’s legacy as a conservationist. Bindi, along with her mother and brother, now have their own Animal Planet show called Crikey! It’s the Irwins about their daily lives and important work at the Australian Zoo.
Bindi Irwin Loves To Take Her Daughter on Adventures
Bindi Irwin’s childhood was infamously filled with incredible experiences in the outdoors and with Wildlife. Now, she’s giving that same experience to her own daughter, Grace Warrior. The above post is far from the only adorable picture Irwin has posted of her daughter. For instance, she recently took Grace camping and is spending tons of time on the Steve Irwin wildlife reserve.
Grace also recently hit five months old. Irwin shared a touching post about that as well, writing that “Our Grace Warrior is 5 months old. She loves being outside on adventures with us, cuddling up to hear a good story, feeling/grabbing everything around her, and giggling. Every day she reminds us of the magic in even the simplest of things.”
Bindi’s husband and the father of Grace Warrior is Chandler Powell. Powell and Irwin met in their early teens when Powell, who is American, was touring the Australian Zoo. He now works there with his wife and in-laws. Grace Warrior was born on March 25th this year, marking the 1 year anniversary of the couple’s wedding anniversary.
It’s clear that Bindi is instilling the values her father instilled in her that involve respecting nature and preserving wildlife. Fans love to see it, and while Steve Irwin is deeply missed, his legacy lives on in his family and their dedicated mission in conservation.
If you want to see more updates on Bindi, you can keep up with us here on Outsider and also follow her on Instagram.