Steve Irwin's daughter pays tribute to dad in emotional Instagram video
There's no doubt that the late, great Steve Irwin was an iconic television figure. Irwin, aka 'The Crocodile Hunter', was beloved by conservationists and animal lovers alike for his infectious enthusiasm when it came to wildlife. His documentary programmes featured a number of adventures with various creatures, some friendly, others dangerous.
Sadly, Irwin passed away at the age of 44, after being killed by a stingray while filming an underwater segment for one of his TV shows. His loss was felt most keenly by his family: his wife Terri Raines, and their two children, Bindi and Robert.
Check out Bindi's heartbreaking tribute to her father in the video below:
However, it seems as though Irwin's kids, who are all grown up now, are keen to carry on his legacy. This week, Bindi took to Instagram to share some candid footage of her childhood with her father, proving that, 13 years on, she still misses him dearly.
Bindi captioned the video: "It’s Father’s Day here in Australia. Reflecting on these wonderful moments. Hug the people in your life who bring light to your heart and always remember that love lasts forever."
This isn't the first time that Bindi has publicly paid her respects to her dad. Back in November of 2017, Bindi uploaded a clip from an interview her father conducted with Australian Story, in which he talked about their special bond.
Bindi captioned the video: "Every time I watch this clip my heart overflows with emotion. The people that we love are always with us. Love lives on no matter what and I think that is the most beautiful thing about our existence.💛🙏🏼 Thank you, Dad, this moment captured on camera made my whole life. I love you so much. [sic]"
Robert, who now works as a wildlife photographer, has also paid tribute to his dad. Taking to Instagram, he recreated an iconic shot of his father feeding a crocodile and had the picture taken in the exact same spot as the original. He captioned the pic: "Dad and me feeding Murray… same place, same croc – two photos 15 years apart."
However, this isn't the first time we've written about the Crocodile Hunter, who actually made a chilling prediction not long before his untimely death.