Bindi Irwin sadly was forced to grow up without her famous father Steve, the Crocodile Hunter, after he sadly passed away after being attacked by a stingray on the Great Barrier Reef in 2006. And on June 4, Bindi, 20, marked a beautiful milestone in her father’s memory. Sharing a throwback image of Steve sitting next to her mother Terri, Bindi revealed that it would have been her parents’ anniversary this week.
“Happy anniversary to my beautiful parents,” Bindi wrote.
“Your love is everlasting and shines brighter each and every day.”
Bindi also shared a photo on her Instagram story of herself cuddling up to her mom Terri in present day, captioning it: “I love you mama.”
The former Dancing With The Stars winner often shares emotional tributes to her beloved late father on social media. On the 12th anniversary of Steve’s passing in September 2018, Bindi penned an emotional post.
“Together forever,” she wrote alongside a picture of her family along with her mother Terri Irwin and brother Robert when Steve was still alive.
A few months prior to the post, Steve received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “I’ll remember today forever. Such an emotional moment and beautiful chapter in our lives,” Bindi later captioned an Instagram photo.
Her speech on the day was a lot tougher to get out. “We want to make sure everything he lived and died for continues on into the future,” Bindi started. Her composure shook and as she apologized for getting emotional, before lunging to hug her mother who was stood by her side. “Really, [this is] a culmination of a lot of work from a lot of people who believe that Steve should totally get this recognition,” Terri said.
The Australian icon was tragically taken from the world too soon, killed by a stingray while shooting his latest project. Many remember Steve Irwin, 44, as the fearless Crocodile Hunter, but for wife Terri, he was the love of her life.
“To me, Steve was my Prince Charming. He was my happily ever after. I still feel immense love and loyalty to Steve,” the brave mother-of-two previously said of her soulmate. Bindi and Robert, lost their dad and hero when they were just eight and three, but it’s clear that he’s remained forever in their hearts.
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.