“Dad, Today is your birthday. I had an extra strong cup of tea just how you liked it,” Bindi, 21, wrote on Instagram Saturday with a photo of her younger self laughing alongside her father who held a porcupine. “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.”
Bindi added, “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.”
Steve Irwin passed away in 2006 at age 44 when he was attacked by a stingray off the coast of northern Australia, leaving behind his wife Terri, 54, and their two children Bindi and Robert, 16.
shot. Bindi commented on her brother’s post writing, “My whole world.
Love you so much.”
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. pic.twitter.com/IWsoWuJqxY
— Terri Irwin (@TerriIrwin) February 22, 2020
Bindi and Chandler got engaged in July on her 21st birthday after reportedly dating since 2013.
treated more than 90,000 animals injured in the fires raging across Australia.
post, which showed the couple embracing.