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Bindi Irwin’s Brother Robert Shares a Heart-Melting Story About the Special Way His Late Father Helped Him Meet Baby Grace

The late Steve Irwin didn’t have a chance to meet his granddaughter, Grace Warrior, but the Irwin family has kept his memory alive for the 2-year-old. And Steve and Terri Irwin’s son Robert Irwin (Grace’s doting uncle!) is sharing one special way his dad helped him meet baby Grace when she was still in the hospital with her parents Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell.

The wildlife photographer shared several Instagram photos this week of his dad’s ute — basically Australia’s version of a truck — which the Crocodile Hunter passed down to his now 19-year-old son. In the first one, a blonde-haired, toddler-version of Robert holds the steering wheel with both hands while sitting on Steve’s lap. He’s dressed in a little Hawaiian shirt and looks so cute!

The second is a photo from more recent times, with Robert driving the car as an adult, wearing his Australia Zoo khakis. He is the spitting image of his late dad, and it’s giving us all the feels! The last shows Robert standing next to the ute, holding up a parking pass, which he explains in the caption.

“My dad’s ute… it’s a special car,” the Crikey! It’s The Irwins star posted. “From early memories when Dad would park and let me pretend to drive, to more recently when I took my drivers test in it (and somehow managed not to stall it 😂).”

He continued, “I remember my first solo drive in this car after I got my license – it was to the hospital to meet my niece for the first time, right after she was born. And now, the ute still comes on road trips to this day…”

How awesome is that! From the very first moment he met baby Grace, his dad was right there with him in the form of his beloved car. And the car is still going on road trips with the Irwin family? It’s such a cool way to keep Steve present in their lives.

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