The Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin’s children, Bindi and Robert, are remember their dad with loving social media posts on his 57th birthday.
Bindi Irwin, 20, took to Instagram to show a photo of her as a little baby with her dad and a Koala. “Thank you for always being my guiding light. ❤️,” she wrote about Steve.
Robert, 15, took to Instagram to share a Google Doodle that was used to remember the animal activist.
“Thank you so much, @google for honouring dad with his own #GoogleDoodle all over the world. A perfect way to celebrate his birthday, sharing everything he did to make the world a better place, Robert wrote.
Steve’s widow, Terri, shared an explanation of the Google Doodle in a blog for which she was a guest contributor.
“Today’s Google Doodle acknowledges the life and achievements of my husband Steve Irwin, whose efforts to protect wildlife and wild places have been recognised as the most extensive of any conservationist,” she wrote. “We are so proud that his legacy lives on, as that was his greatest wish. He once said, “I don’t care if I’m remembered, as long as my message is remembered.”
She went on to say, “Our lives changed forever when Steve had an accident while filming in the Great Barrier Reef. Losing Steve was a real crossroads for us, but together we decided to continue his mission. Bindi, Robert and I have dedicated our lives to the wildlife conservation work that Steve began.
Steve’s life was cut short when a happened upon a stingray while snorkeling. The stingray stabbed Steve several times with it’s barb, piercing Steve’s heart, causing his death. Steve would have turned 57 on February 22.