Bindi Irwin’s heart wrenching message to her dad, Steve Irwin

Bindi Irwin has written a beautiful letter to her dad on what would have been his 58th birthday.

The wildlife warrior, who is due to marry her fiance Chandler Powell later this year, posted a message to her father, Steve Irwin, outlining just how much he meant to her on a very emotional day.

Bindi was just eight-years-old when her father was tragically killed in 2006 by the barb of a stingray during a wildlife mission off the coast of Australia.

Now at 21, she has posted a heartfelt tribute to her dad which read:
"Dad, Today is your birthday. I had an extra strong cup of tea just how you liked it. 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. I watched one of your documentaries with Chandler and shared stories about you. I walked through your office in the zoo and smiled at our old family photographs. Today and every day I miss you and love you beyond description. You’re always with me."

 

The Instagram post received hundreds of likes with fans telling Bindi how brave she was and offering their sympathy.

Hours later Bindi’s mum, Terri Iwrin, followed up by posting her own message about Steve on Twitter.

 

Her message read, "Today would’ve been Steve’s 58th birthday. While my heart aches missing him every day, I’m determined to celebrate what he loved the most. He was happiest spending time

@AustraliaZoo w/ @BindiIrwin & @RobertIrwin. He was my best friend, best dad, & built the best Zoo. I love you."

She later re-tweeted a light-hearted video of Steve playfully wrestling with the mascot of the Florida Gators! 

 

After Steve died both Bindi and Terri have worked tirelessly to help in his life's work, saving wildlife and working to protect species at Australia Zoo. 

It's believed that Bindi will marry Chandler on the zoo grounds later this years. 

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