Bindi Irwin shares video of daughter waving at picture of 'Grandad Crocodile' Steve Irwin

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By Asiya Ali

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Bindi Irwin has shared an emotional video of her daughter Grace Warrior admiring a photo of her late grandfather Steve Irwin.

The 24-year-old conservationist took her one-year-old for a walk around Australia Zoo in Queensland and noticed Grace's excitement upon seeing a mural of her grandparents with a koala.

Irwin then took to Instagram on Tuesday (August 23) to post a heart-melting video of the toddler running up to the large photo and reaching out to the late zookeeper in wonder.

In the sweet video, Irwin asks Grace to point to Grandpa Crocodile and Bunny - the family’s nicknames for the couple - as well as the koala.

Check out the sweet moment below:

"Tears in my eyes as I share this video," Irwin captioned the clip. "We call my mum and dad, Bunny and Grandpa Crocodile with Grace."

"She loves them (and koalas) dearly. On every zoo walk, she searches for pictures of her grandparents and it is beyond beautiful," she added.

As of this writing, the footage amassed 634,763 likes on the social media platform, with almost 6,000 fans commenting on the emotional moment.

Commenting below, Australia Zoo said: "Gets us every time," while a user wrote: "I'm telling you Bindi, Grace 100% knows exactly who he is. I have no doubt in my heart he spent time with her in heaven before God sent her to your womb."

A third user also remarked: "Why did I just cry my eyes out!!! So beautiful... I just love her. We all still hold Steve close in our hearts too, lil mate," and a fourth person commented: "Your father would've been very happy for your little Grace."

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This isn't the first time that Irwin has shown how much Grace loves her grandparents. Earlier this month, she shared a video of her daughter going up to a sign near their Tasmanian devil habitat, which has two pictures of her father in a construction hat.

The little one pointed at the picture, and ran back and forth between the two photos. She then stopped to wave one time as her mother told her: "I love you, sweetheart! Grandpa Crocodile loves you too!"

Irwin spoke with People magazine in May about how Grace - who she shares with husband Chandler Powell - is enchanted by her grandpa.

"We have so many documentaries of Dad, and we're always playing them for Grace," Bindi said. "It's so fun to watch her study him."

"I didn't realize how much Dad's passion for life and his animated facial expressions - I mean, they captivate her," she added.

The wildlife expert died on September 4, 2006, at the age of 44 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray while filming a documentary on the Great Barrier Reef.

After Steve's death, his family, including his children Bindi and Robert, widow Terri, and son-in-law Chandler, have continued his wildlife conservation work at Australia Zoo.

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Bindi Irwin shares video of daughter waving at picture of 'Grandad Crocodile' Steve Irwin

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By Asiya Ali

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Bindi Irwin has shared an emotional video of her daughter Grace Warrior admiring a photo of her late grandfather Steve Irwin.

The 24-year-old conservationist took her one-year-old for a walk around Australia Zoo in Queensland and noticed Grace's excitement upon seeing a mural of her grandparents with a koala.

Irwin then took to Instagram on Tuesday (August 23) to post a heart-melting video of the toddler running up to the large photo and reaching out to the late zookeeper in wonder.

In the sweet video, Irwin asks Grace to point to Grandpa Crocodile and Bunny - the family’s nicknames for the couple - as well as the koala.

Check out the sweet moment below:

"Tears in my eyes as I share this video," Irwin captioned the clip. "We call my mum and dad, Bunny and Grandpa Crocodile with Grace."

"She loves them (and koalas) dearly. On every zoo walk, she searches for pictures of her grandparents and it is beyond beautiful," she added.

As of this writing, the footage amassed 634,763 likes on the social media platform, with almost 6,000 fans commenting on the emotional moment.

Commenting below, Australia Zoo said: "Gets us every time," while a user wrote: "I'm telling you Bindi, Grace 100% knows exactly who he is. I have no doubt in my heart he spent time with her in heaven before God sent her to your womb."

A third user also remarked: "Why did I just cry my eyes out!!! So beautiful... I just love her. We all still hold Steve close in our hearts too, lil mate," and a fourth person commented: "Your father would've been very happy for your little Grace."

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Credit: Instagram.

This isn't the first time that Irwin has shown how much Grace loves her grandparents. Earlier this month, she shared a video of her daughter going up to a sign near their Tasmanian devil habitat, which has two pictures of her father in a construction hat.

The little one pointed at the picture, and ran back and forth between the two photos. She then stopped to wave one time as her mother told her: "I love you, sweetheart! Grandpa Crocodile loves you too!"

Irwin spoke with People magazine in May about how Grace - who she shares with husband Chandler Powell - is enchanted by her grandpa.

"We have so many documentaries of Dad, and we're always playing them for Grace," Bindi said. "It's so fun to watch her study him."

"I didn't realize how much Dad's passion for life and his animated facial expressions - I mean, they captivate her," she added.

The wildlife expert died on September 4, 2006, at the age of 44 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray while filming a documentary on the Great Barrier Reef.

After Steve's death, his family, including his children Bindi and Robert, widow Terri, and son-in-law Chandler, have continued his wildlife conservation work at Australia Zoo.

Featured image credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy