As the devastating forest fires ravaged Australia, Steve Irwin’s family just couldn’t give up thinking about the late wildlife expert.
Talking about the horrific fire that has taken the lives of more than one billion animals, Bindi Irwin said she badly felt the need of her father at the moment.
On Tuesday, she shared a photo of her dad with a marsupial on her Instagram, writing: “Dad spent his life working so hard to protect wildlife and wild places, especially in Australia.
“I wish he was here right now to give advice and strength during this time of devastation with the bushfires.”
Believing that her dad still lives through his work regarding nature conservation, she added: “I know that his spirit lives on through our conservation work and I hope together we can make him proud. ???”
Steve Irwin died on Sept 4, 2006, when he was struck by a stingray at a coast in Australia while documenting his series ‘Ocean Deadliest.’
And it’s not just 21-year-old Bindi who is missing the advice and help from The Crocodile Hunter, Steve’s son Robert Irwin also broke to tears when he explained how his dad would have reacted to the deadly fire.
“I think if dad were around today, I’m sure he would be incredibly devastated,” the 16-year-old said.
“I hope he’d be proud of what we’re doing, trying to help as best as we can. It is a real honor to get to follow in his footsteps and keep all of this going.
“But I think if he were here, he’d be utterly devastated.”
Speaking of her late husband, Terri Irwin said there is no word in the English dictionary that can explain the way of living life as Steve lived.
She said: “Steve was a great example for all of us.
“We all say live every day and live life to its fullest — he really did. And although there’s no word for it in the English language, he was the opposite of a procrastinator. He did everything now.”
Speaking of what Steve would’ve done to fight the recent fire in Australia had he remained alive, Terri, 55, said: “In following his lead and being inspired by everything he stood for, first of all, he’d probably be devastated.
“Second of all, he’d probably be down there fighting fires!”
Steve’s wife and children are perfectly trying to continue the legacy of rescuing and saving innocent creatures.
Last week, Bindi informed her followers on Instagram that she and her crew had been working continuously to treat the injured animals.
She revealed that Irwin’s family had succeeded to save the lives of over 90,000 animals.
“This is the heart-wrenching truth, every day is a battle to stand up and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves,” Bindi wrote in one of her Instagram posts.
“Now more than ever we need to work together to make a difference and protect our Mother Earth.”