It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, died, but while he may be gone, he will never be forgotten. Especially by his daughter, Bindi Irwin.
Taking to Instagram on Sunday, Bindi shared her thoughts on the anniversary of her father’s death with a simple yet beautiful post. Sharing a picture of her father holding her when she was just a baby, she captioned it with, “You’ll be my hero for my entire existence. I love you more than words can describe.”
And she’s not the only one who has been feeling Steve’s loss, as many fans took to the comment section to share their fond memories of the late conservationist.
“Our hero as well @bindisueirwin we was lived and cherished by many, I still miss him,” higherrfaith commented. “He awakened me to my destiny and I thank him all the time for it. You were really blessed for him to be your dad.”
Brianne_zinger shared similar sentiments, writing, “Your dad is a hero for so many of us. Thinking of you and so many big hugs to you Bindi. Thanks for sharing!”
And amber_davis_art also commented on how she felt the loss of Steve: “Gone but never forgotten. He felt like a dad to me growing up. Losing him was just unbelievable. Hugs to you Bindi, and your family.”
Steve’s and his wife Terri’s dedication to conservation rubbed off on both their children, and Bindi continues to make a difference with her conservation efforts, including her work with Australia Zoo — something fans think her dad would be very proud of.
“Awesome picture Bindi I bet he’s proud of you of continuing his work and his legacy of wildlife conservation @bindisueirwin,” joshthunderbirdsroberts wrote. And we echo these thoughts: Bindi is a wonderful young woman and an inspiration to many.
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