In June of 1992, Steve Irwin married Terri Raines. Years after his tragic death, his legacy lives on through Terri, as well as with Bindi Irwin.
Bindi Irwin didn’t come along to Steve and Terri until 1998. The first child of the legendary outdoors couple, Bindi works with her mother and brother Robert on the show Crikey! It’s the Irwins.
Today marks an emotional day for the family as it marks the anniversary of Steve and Terri. It would have been their 29th year together. But while it’s likely a hard day even 15 years on from his passing, it’s one that Bindi Irwin still wants to celebrate.
The now-22-year-old posted on social media with a classic photo of her parents.
“Soulmates. Happy Anniversary to my sweetheart parents,” Bindi Irwin tweeted. “Your love is the stuff of miracles.”
It’s a touching and tear-jerking tribute, to say the least. The hole that Steve Irwin left in the lives of outdoors lovers was huge, but one can’t fathom what that meant for the Irwin family.
Terri Irwin Responds to Tribute from Bindi Irwin
For those unaware, Terri Irwin still operates the Australia Zoo to this day. As Steve did, Terri owns the establishment and still leads the way for the legendary zoo in Beerwah, Queensland, Australia.
While Terri didn’t make any specific post about the anniversary, she did respond to Bindi’s words. In a quote tweet, Terri thanked Bindi and also took a moment to reflect on Steve’s impact.
“Thank you @BindiIrwin,” Terri wrote. “Today marks 29 years since I married your dad. He was a lot of amazing things, but most of all he was fun. Really, truly fun!”
There’s no one that could better sum up who Steve Irwin was than his widow, and she nailed it on the head.
Steve Irwin’s contribution to the world of conservation cannot be discussed without the word “fun.” He enticed people of all ages, but multiple generations of kids to be interested in nature and preserving it.
Whether he was tussling with an alligator or taking journeys to every continent to discover new aspects of the world, he did it with a smile. That infectious energy is still felt to this day.