Bindi Irwin honoring her late father in the strongest possible way.
The 24-year-old mother is remembering the late TV star and animal expert Steve Irwin on the 16th anniversary of his death with a Instagram post about her beloved father – and her daughter’s legendary grandfather.
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It’s hard to believe that 16 years have passed since senior Irwin passed away. Of course, the famous Australian TV star and zoo leader died aged 44 in 2006 after being stabbed in the chest by a stingray while filming a documentary. Bindi was just 8 years old when he died in September of that year, along with her younger brother. Robert Irwin just turned 2 years old.
Taking to the social media app early Sunday morning, Bindi mentioned her stepdaughter – a 17-month-old baby girl. Warrior Grace Irwin Powellwhom she shares with her husband Chandler Powell – in a meaningful message about Steve.
Referring to Grace and calling Steve a “guardian angel”, Bindi wrote:
“Grandpa Crocodile, I knew you would be the best grandpa because you were such an amazing father. Thank you for being such a wonderful guardian angel for Grace.”
Along with the powerful message, Bindi shared a snap of herself as a young girl sailing a boat with her late father. Steve can be seen wearing a headlamp, while his beloved daughter gently holds a baby alligator in her arms.
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In the comments section of the Instagram post, Bindi’s followers also expressed their support for this challenging time in her life. Here are just a few of their reactions to the emotional anniversary post (below):
“Life is unfair, if anyone deserves to be here with their children and that first grandchild is Steve Irwin. He will just cherish every moment with each one of you. “
“He’s so proud of you and the life you’ve created, but especially for what kind of person you are. You’ve got the best example! “
“It’s beautiful, your dear dad lives through your Glorious Daughter and she is seeing life through his eyes”
“Legendary guy!! I’m sure his spirit is always with you.”
“He was an extraordinary human being with a big heart, love and passion for everyone and everything around him”
“He will definitely be her guardian angel”
“Your father would be proud of who you are right now”
No matter how many years may pass, this is a difficult time for Steve’s family, friends and loved ones – and fans alike.
Sending our love!
[Image via Bindi Irwin/Instagram]