Bindi Irwin shares sweet photo recreating one of her parents’ pregnancy milestones
When you lose a parent when you’re young, it’s hard to go through significant life milestones like marriage and having kids knowing your parent aught to be around to witness these moments, which is why it’s so sweet and so emotional every time Bindi Irwin does something to honor the memory of her late-father, the legendary conservationist Steve Irwin. The 22-year-old lost her father when she was just a kid, but she met a sweet young man, married him, and together the two of them are committed to keeping Steve Irwin’s spirit and memory alive and in these dark post-coup still-pandemic times, we’ll take all the feel-good happy tears content we can get. Today the expectant couple recreated a photo that her parents took when they were pregnant with her brother Robert Clarence Irwin, and we’re not sobbing, you’re sobbing.
“Recreating a very special moment. Third trimester love,” Bindi captioned the photo of her husband Chandler Powell kissing her baby bump.
In the next slide she shared a photo of her mom, Terri Irwin, and dad, posed in the exact same way, in the same zoo uniforms, but in that throwback pic, a much-younger Bindi was there to share the sweet moment too.
In 2019, when she announced her and Powell’s engagement, she spent a moment then to talk to her father, saying he would be so proud of her and her brother Robert, who actually stepped in to walk Bindi down the aisle at her wedding.
“Dad, You would be so incredibly proud of Robert. He has been such an amazing support during this beautiful new life chapter,” Bindi shared on Instagram. “I know you’d be beaming with pride when the time comes that he walks me down the aisle. I wish you could be here for these moments, but I know that your spirit lives on in us.”
Steve Irwin died in September 2006 at just 44 years of age after being pierced in the heart by the barb of a stingray while he was filming for an upcoming show. Bindi was just eight at the time, and Robert was not even three.
Now, Bindi recently got married, is currently pregnant with her first child, and is still carrying on her father’s legacy of loving the wildlife and all the animals that live in it.