Bindi Irwin remembers her beloved father Steve Irwin on the 15th anniversary of his death.
The ecologist took to Instagram on Saturday and wrote a touching post that accompanied a smiling photo of her 5-month-old daughter Grace Warrior.
“This sweetheart watched her ‘crocodile grandfather’ on the projector at our camp here in Steve Irwin Wildlife Sanctuary,” the 23-year-old captioned. “She lights up when she sees it on screen.”
“I wish with all my heart that dad could kiss my beautiful daughter,” she shared. “It’s been 15 years since he passed away. I hold on to the idea that he is his Guardian Angel now, looking after the most special part of my life, Grace Warrior.”
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Steve, the famous environmentalist who hosted the internationally aired program “Crocodile Hunter”, died on September 4, 2006. The beard of a stingray pierced his heart while filming a documentary on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. He was 44 years old.
Irwin was only 8 years old when his father was killed.
In February, Irwin told ET that Steve would have been “over the moon” to have his first granddaughter.
“He would have been a good, good grandfather,” the mother-to-be said at the time. “I don’t think we would have ever seen our daughter. He would have just taken her to the zoo and that would have been perfect. But it’s so good that we can introduce her to Grandpa through all the documentaries. C ‘is really special. “
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Irwin and her husband, Chandler Powell, welcomed their baby girl in March. She told The Bump that the newborn baby’s name honors her father.
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“My dad was the first person to come up with the term ‘Wildlife Warrior’,” Irwin explained. “To be a wildlife warrior means to stand up and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. We have referred to our daughter as our baby wildlife warrior. I know in my heart that she will chart her own. way to make our planet a better place. “
The Associated Press contributed to this report.