Today marks the day wildlife expert Steve Irwin would have celebrated his 57th birthday.
The “Crocodile Hunter” star passed away at age 44 in 2006 due to an incident with a stingray while filming a television special called “Ocean’s Deadliest.”
However, his family is still celebrating the special day.
The television star’s daughter, 20-year-old Bindi, remembered her late father with a post on Instagram.
The wildlife conservationist, who has followed in her father’s footsteps, shared a throwback photo of her father holding her as a toddler.
Bindi captioned the sweet image:
Thank you for always being my guiding light.
Steve’s youngest child, Robert, also posted on his social media. The 15-year-old shared a screenshot of Google’s homepage.
The search engine honored the “Crocodile Hunter” by featuring a cartoon of him as their ever-changing “Google Doodle.”
The teen wrote:
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.
Terri Irwin also appreciated the search engine’s nod to her late husband. The “Crikey! It’s the Irwins” star tweeted a thank you.
— Terri Irwin (@TerriIrwin) February 22, 2019
The 54-year-old wrote:
Many thanks to
@Google for commemorating Steve’s life so beautifully on this special day.
Last December, the mom opened up about raising her kids without their father. Terri said she was terrified at first, but used her husband’s memory for strength. She explained:
“It’s just surrounding yourself with great family and friends and people who will support you. I really miss Steve but, but I’m not a lonely person.”
The mom currently runs the Australia Zoo with her two loving children by her side. Though Steve isn’t here, the family is still inspired by his passion for wildlife.