Bindi Irwin took some time on Thursday to write a heartfelt note on Instagram to her parents Terri Irwin and the late Steve Iwrin.
“I am forever in awe of my mum and dad’s strength, determination and compassion,” she penned alongside a photo of her parents holding a baby kangaroo. “I was blessed with the best parents in the world. My mum is so effortlessly gorgeous every day, even when she’s rescuing kangaroo joeys.”
After her father’s tragic and sudden passing in 2006, Bindi followed in his footsteps as both a conservationist and a TV personality. She and her brother Robert both help out at the Australia Zoo, owned by their mother, which was the filming location for “Crocodile Hunter.”
The 19-year-old has gone on to find love of her own, going public with her relationship with boyfriend Chandler Powell in 2015.
“I’m lucky I have found the one, the person I want to spend all my time with,” she shared in a recent interview. “Mum and Robert and I have talked about that a lot. We all think dad would have loved Chandler.”