Bindi Irwin Shares Sweet Tribute to Late Dad Steve Irwin on His Birthday: 'You’re Always With Me'
The late "Crocodile Hunter" and animal activist would have turned 58 on Saturday
The Irwin family is remembering Steve Irwin on what would have been his 58th birthday.
“Dad, Today is your birthday,” Bindi, 21, captioned the post, which included a photo of her dad holding a porcupine and wearing an Australia Zoo shirt. “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,” she concluded the post. “You’re always with me. ❤️”
“Today would’ve been Steve’s 58th birthday,” she wrote. “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.”
“Thank you for inspiring me and the whole world to love all wildlife,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “You would be so proud of Bindi, Terri and Robert carrying on the amazing work you started. We will all make sure your message lives on for generations❤️?.”
Every year on Nov. 15, Steve’s family celebrates his legacy on Steve Irwin Day, the annual international event honoring the life and legacy of the beloved Animal Planet star.
“Dad was my hero and the greatest Wildlife Warrior,” Bindi told PEOPLE on last year’s Steve Irwin Day. “It’s a blessing to continue his work with my amazing family. We hope to make him proud every day. We are celebrating with lots of khaki and animals! Khaki’s not just a color, it’s an attitude!”