It's been 11 years since Australian legend Steve Irwin tragically died in an accident that shook the world to its core. But his legacy lives on in his children, Bindi and Bob, and this week, his eldest child Bindi sweetly paid tribute to her father on what have been his 26th wedding anniversary with his beloved wife, Terri Irwin. Taking to social media, Bindi shared a gorgeous photo of her late dad and her mom embracing. The young conservationist captioned the photo: "Soul mates. Forever. Happy Anniversary to my incredible parents. I love you so much." Terri retweeted her daughter's message, which also went out on Twitter, saying, "Thank you beautiful @BindiIrwin. It was 26 years ago today that I began my happily ever after."
Terri continued to leave notes to Steve on social media on their anniversary. She responded to another post, writing, "Thank you for sharing Steve's message and keeping his legacy alive. While I miss him every day, I am so proud to be able to continue his work."
Thank you for sharing Steve’s message & keeping his legacy alive. While I miss him every day, I am so proud to be able to continue his work. https://t.co/PmiMjdA9Kb— Terri Irwin (@TerriIrwin) June 5, 2018
Steve found the love of his life in Terri (née Raines). After eight months of dating, the couple tied the knot in June 1992. "We got 14 years of marriage; we had the best most fantastic adventurous wonderful life that you could imagine," Terri said of their time together. To celebrate their everlasting love and their incredible life's work, we take a look at Steve and Terri's relationship in pictures.
Terri and Steve were married in June 1992. (Photo Credit: Now to Love)
"I found Steve's passion for wildlife and willingness to lay his life on the line so exciting," says Terri. (Photo Credit: Now to Love)
Today would have been our 25th wedding anniversary. I miss you so very much, and I am grateful every day for the time we had together. pic.twitter.com/Ztzoclhvyt— Terri Irwin (@TerriIrwin) June 4, 2017
In 1998, Terri and Steve welcomed their first daughter, Bindi Sue Irwin. (Photo Credit: Now to Love)
"My dad is still very much my mum's soul mate. And I think that, no matter what, Mum always says that they'll always be married," daughter Bindi has said in recent years. (Photo Credit: Now to Love)
In 2003, the couple welcomed their son, Robert. Bob was only three years old when Steve passed away. (Photo Credit: Now to Love)
Steve passed down his love of animals to his children. (Photo Credit: Now to Love)
Steve's daughter Bindi says her dad is "always in our hearts." (Photo Credit: Now to Love)
Steve and Terri took their little family everywhere they went. (Photo Credit: Now to Love)
Faith, hope, and love.— Terri Irwin (@TerriIrwin) February 14, 2017
Faith can move mountains.
Hope keeps you going in your darkest hour.
But the greatest of these is love. pic.twitter.com/EE9kP69w93
While Steve loved his reptiles, he truly loved Terri a whole lot more. (Photo Credit: Now to Love)
Now, Bindi and Bob take every opportunity to pay tribute to their heroes, their parents. (Photo Credit: Now to Love)
This article was written by Bettina Tyrrell. For more, check out our sister site, Now to Love.