The 24-year-old woman took to Instagram on Tuesday to share an emotional video of her beloved daughter Grace Warrior recognizing a picture of her grandparents, Steve and Terri Irwin, while at the Australia Zoo. The toddler, who just turned 1 this March, can be seen walking past a huge mural photo of the couple holding a koala bear. Grace then points at her beloved grandparents before trying to hug the wall in an adorable moment.
In the video, Irwin asks her daughter to point towards her Grandpa Crocodile and Bunny— Steve and Terri Irwin’s endearing nicknames given by their family— as well as the koala. Sharing the touching video on her socials, Grace wrote, “Tears in my eyes as I share this video. We call my mum and dad, Bunny and Grandpa Crocodile with Grace. She loves them (and koalas) dearly. On every zoo walk she searches for pictures of her grandparents and it is beyond beautiful.”
The clip touched hundreds of people who took to the comment section to praise Irwin for finding beautiful ways to pay tribute to her later father. “Why did I just cry my eyes out!!! So beautiful…. I just love her. We all still hold Steve close in our hearts too, lil mate,” wrote one. Another shared, “I can’t handle this, I’m so incredibly grateful for your whole family and all the work you do for our planet and the animals.”
“I’m telling you Bindi, Grace 100% knows exactly who he is. I have no doubt in my heart he spent time with her in heaven before God sent her to your womb,” a third chimed in. Earlier this year, Irwin shared a throwback picture of herself with her famed crocodile hunter father to observe what would have been his 60th birthday.
“Happy Birthday to the greatest dad and Wildlife Warrior,” read the Instagram post. “Today I’ll watch ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ with Grace Warrior and share stories about her incredible Grandpa Crocodile. I love you with all my heart. Your legacy lives on.”