Steve Irwin’s Family Offers Heartfelt Tributes to Him on What Would’ve Been His 58th Birthday


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In grieving the loss of a loved one, you never move on but you do more forward. And since the passing of Steve Irwin, who was affectionately known as the “Crocodile Hunter,” his family has continued to carry on his legacy of wildlife rescue and conservation but they haven’t forgotten a big part of their inspiration for doing so—Steve, himself. Saturday, February 22 marked what would’ve been Steve’s 58th birthday, and Irwin’s daughter Bindi, his son Robert, and his wife Terri each posted their own social media tributes to the special man.

Bindi’s heartfelt message shared some of the ways in which their family honored Steve on his birthday. “I had an extra-strong cup of tea just how you liked it,” she wrote on Instagram. “I hugged Mum for you and told her how much we love her. Robert and I went on a hike through the mountains you cherished.” She also went to the Australia Zoo, the wildlife park her dad help build, and admired old family photographs. “Today and every day I miss you and love you beyond description. You’re always with me.”

Terri echoed Bindi’s sentiments of spending the day doing something that Steve cherished. “While my heart aches missing him every day, I'm determined to celebrate what he loved the most,” she said on Twitter. “He was happiest spending time at the Australia Zoo with Bindi Irwin and Robert Irwin. He was my best friend, best dad, and built the best Zoo. I love you.”

Robert, who was almost three years old when his father died, had a simpler tribute. On Instagram, he posted a black and white portrait of the four of them and wrote, “Family Always,” to which Bindi replied, “My whole world. Love you so much.”

On what would've been Steve Irwin's 58th birthday, his family paid tribute to him in heartfelt posts on social media.

h/t: [CNN]

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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