I really miss Steve Irwin. I used to watch crocodile hunter all the time as a kid. It does warm my heart thinking about how proud he would be of both his kids.
Steve’s kind of just reincarnated into his son. Dudes have the same personality
Yeah he has the same pure enthusiasm when talking about animals his dad did.
Give his Instagram a follow @robertirwinphotography - he's just like his father. I'm sure he hears it all the time and if Steve Irwin was my father I'd want to be just like him too.
I just did and looking at some of his posts and seeing his passion brought the most wholesome of tears to my eyes. Good recommendation!!
Isn’t he a really good photographer too?
Yeah! I believe he just won an award like photo of the year, though I could be mistaken
No you're right, he's just won an award.
Hate that the title is "Steve Irwin's son wins prize" just call him by his name jesus.
Sometimes they have fun with it, like once it was "Michelle Obama's husband"
Wow. That is quite the photo.
Almost looks like a creek of lava
Damn that is a good photo
Thank you! I knew he had won something, just wasn’t sure what it was.
i def cried
The Irwin family is just so incredibly pure and beautiful. Wish we could all be as happy as they are with animals.
Has he continued his dad's TV legacy? I'd be more than happy to watch a revived crocodile hunter
They have a show on Animal Planet called Crikey It’s the Irwins that follows the family and the zoo/it’s animals
They have a reality show right now. I think he recently a crocodile feeding that his dad used to do. Other than that I don't really like reality tv so I don't watch it.
I saw a couple episodes of it for the first time this past weekend, and as far as reality shows go (which I don't like either), it's pretty good if you like the Irwins, animals, and behind-the-scenes stuff at zoos.
Robert, in particular, comes off as pretty charismatic, funny, and likable.
I hope it's not too much pressure to be... basically perfect.
Bet it makes him feel good when he gets told he's just like his dad. Because his dad was awesome.
Because his dad was awesome.
Because his dad was awesome.
Understatement of the century. His dad was the single most important celebrity for EVERY kid growing up in the 90's.
He is part of the reason conservation efforts have continued.
He is a fuckin' Legend
Some praise to Terri some top class muming has been done on her part
She’s raised two great kids, and all after losing the love of her life. She’s pretty amazing.
I mean there wouldn’t be a better compliment than saying “you remind me of your dad”. Especially for him.
Steve's NOT my father and I wish I could be like him. Steve and Terri clearly did a wonderful job with Bindi and Robbert.
Pretty much my line of thought too, when a role model of that caliber shows up in your life from birth it's just logical to follow it.
It would feel like a bit from most celebrity kids but it's definitely right in this scenario.
Let's not count out Bindi either. She is right there as well following in their dads footsteps.
I remember when she was around four, she was explaining how she must take care of the zoo because it would one day be hers.
as an Australian steve had SUCH A STRONG bush/rural accent not just the way the words sounded but the words he used, he never used guy or girl he used bloke/fella and sheela. Its one aspect none of his kids have and they wont really ever get it. BUt man seeing them today makes me proud as an aussie :),
I feel like his ruggedness plus Kerri’s gentleness is so evident in both his children.
Thank you, I couldn’t remember 😅
Literally everything this family does makes me cry tears of simultaneous joy and sadness
When Bindi announced her pregnancy I had big old tears that kept coming up.
What a beautiful legacy.
For how big a loss we feel (as in his fans all over the world) that Steve is gone, I can’t imagine how big of a loss it was for them. I truly hope that family understands that it’s not just Steve looking down at them proud of absolutely everything they do, but that the entire world looks at them with that same sense of pride.
They represent some of the best examples of what humans are and can be.
Oh god I’m tearing up again
oh yes of course but there is this gruff charm of steve that neither one of his kids face
He’s a diet Steve Irwin
That thick accent was THE BEST. Can still hear him say “Byuurtiful, absolutely gauuujus!”
I love that his love spread this way, but I kinda feel for the son. It must be a lot of pressure to fit into that identity.
Wait so Steve is his own dad? Crikey!
Sweet home Alabama!
His son is in the process of creating an even greater legacy than his dad and as a father I can say that I would be overwhelmingly proud of him. To be better than I am/was should be the goal of all parents.
This is getting out of hand! Now there are two of them!
He’s awesome whenever he’s on Jimmy Fallon. Definitely reminds me so much of Steve while he’s trying to convince everyone not to be scared of whatever weird animal he brought with him.
I don’t really know if anything happens to us after we die, but I feel certain that Steve is watching over his wife and kids and he has to be so proud of them.
When he's not messing with the angels. "Crickey, it Azreal, look at the size of him, i'm going to get him in a headlock and mess up his hair"
I’m hoping it ends up on Discovery+ soon. I want to show my kids how magical he was.
You can find alot of the old episodes on youtube right now. My family watches them as part of a strange Christmas eve tradition that started a few years back.
This Christmas Eve tradition sounds amazing.
My Christmas Eve tradition is family fights and tears.
Same - now I've been showing his show to my son, and getting to watch my son discover the joy and care for animals is even better than when I experienced it myself.
They have their own show now called crikey it's the irwins. give it a watch
I want to watch old episodes but I’ll end up crying my eyes out lol
Yeah same here. I wish I loved anything as much as he loved animals lol
I watch him as an adult and it changed my view forever, he made me appreciate reptile and insect. Visiting his zoo is on my list, if it wasn't for covid I should be there a year ago.
We should really call him crocodile whisperer instead of crocodile hunter
I often wonder how much good he would’ve done if you had survived. I really miss him, too, and he really would’ve deserved seeing his kids grow up into such good people.
Just an all around genuinely nice man. Missed
Yeah he would be proud of them.
I’m proud of them.
Steve's death left a hole in this country. No doubt if he were alive would we see a country more receptive to environmentalism. He made everyone my age want to be involved, and made all of our parents consider his actions. A national treasure, he will be missed.
He left a hole in the heart of the world. He is an incredibly beloved figure in the US and we weep and still grieve for our Australian friends great loss. I am glad his family is thriving after his tragic loss
Plus the US invasion of Australia is under way, Robert and Bindi are already half American and Bindi's kids gonna be 3/4. Soon we will be ready to start our revenge tour for them sending us Rupert Murdoch
Maybe Bindi’s kids will be able to win the war against the Emus finally?
hole in the heart
hole in the heart
Too soon, man!
Steve would want you to stay positive. He said there would always be setbacks. But you keep going forward and do what you can. He would be the first to say that it was never about him. I was inspired by him and do what I can, though I live on the other side of the planet.
My step dad was a huge Irwin fan, literally anytime an episode was on, it was playing.
He turned out to be a huge “climate change is a liberal hoax” jackass in the end.
Steve would be very disappointed in that...
I'm from Venezuela and even I grew up watching him. He was an international treasure from Australia :)
This Family is a true testament to humanity! For as long as they have been in the public eye, they have always remained humble, genuine and sincere in all that they do and never once did it appear that it was for money. Even after the loss of their father/husband did they chance, given so many others would of jumped at the opportunity to cash in...Nope! Just carried on sharing their love and appreciation for the world that they share with animals and have been so kind to share with us. I guess a true testament to following your dreams and appreciating all that life has to offer.
They're like the anti-Kardashians or something. Bringing them in the same room might annihilate both because of the opposing quantum mechanical forces.
The result of unstoppable narcissism meeting immovable wholesomeness?
That’s fine because if the narcissism is immovable, then we can just go around it.
I find this answer oddly wholesome.
Username checks out :-)
The Irwins are to the Kardashians as hot is to cold.
Edit; thanks for the gay fish
Noooo. Unlike the K's, both hot & cold serve a purpose!
Speakin of which, can anyone tell me why everyone is glorifying the Kardashian?
Exhibit A: 💰
Exhibit B : 🍑
Exhibit C: 🎱
everyone who glorifies the kardashians is on cocaine?
Nah but it catches pretty much everyone not covered by the first two categories
So the dad was OJ Simpson's lawyer during his murder trial and the tabloids started following them because everyone was obsessed with the situation. After the trial ended, the tabloids still followed them because they didn't have anything better to do and their customer base is happy to read trash.
Then one of them (Kim?) Released a sex tape and it turned into a real comeback story for the family. That attention was leveraged into a tv show and the rest is history.
Kim was Paris Hilton’s personal assistant too
This comment is reddit incarnate, all it needs is a shoehorned in Kanye gay fish joke and an award speech edit thanking someone for gold lol
They are exceptional people. Their life’s work is for conservation and caring for other living beings.
I love that genuine wholesomeness quality of his. No doubt he got that from Steve.
And Terri who raised him. She may have a hand in that.
Terry loves yogurt.
It’s the only indulgence he allows himself as a married father
Title of your sex tape.
Wait title of our sex tape.
Thanks for the giggle.
So does Gilear
Thanks for giving her credit, she gets zero credit although she is the one who raised them for literally 90% of their lives. Yes, Steve was amazing. But she must have been equally as amazing.
Give Terri some credit. She raised those kids to be just like their father...and just like her as well.
They are all treasures.
Also, Crocodiles.. Growing up around Crocodiles will probably make you respect animals and be wholesome.
Yeah... credit goes to his mom.
It’s a testament to Steve Irwin being a genuine person. He clearly loved the animals and passed on that love to his children.
sad Terri noises
Robert is a treasure.
It's so sad that he never got to know his dad though. He was so young when he died; not even 3 years old.
Bit of a silver lining that he has all this footage of who his dad was. All these moments where his dad was this jolly badass making the world a better place. And the fact that there's an entire episode dedicated to Steve finding out about Terry being pregnant with Robert and his dads elation of his birth...what a special thing to be able to watch for him.
my dad passed away three years ago, always was a scrooge about pictures and videos. i'm 31 and can't even remember his voice, let alone have a decent picture of us. i'm extremely jealous but happy he's able to see his dad live through various platforms. i wish i had taken the time on my stupid blackberry or razr as a kid to take some videos, and let that be a lesson for everyone as i'd give the world to see any video of my dad but they just dont exist.
I'm sorry for your loss and just want to thank you for the kick in the ass to do the same. My dad isn't on social media and is a bit shy, but that doesn't mean I can't take videos of him when we're together.
My dad is turning 89 this year and my brother bought him a voice recorder for Christmas to help with this. 100% sure my dad already lost it lol. Bless his heart.
Mine was similar. I have a few short phone messages and a couple of video clips of his voice. Going through those and pictures after his death.... I wished I had taken more videos and pictures. I’m thankful for what I have but ...
Thanks for that advice actually. I’m 27, my dad is still relatively young but I don’t have many pictures or videos of him. I’ll start looking to capture moments when I can.
Absolutely, it must be so hard for them. But they get to have the world share nothing but positive memories of their dad and that has to be so cool. Knowing how much he meant to the world and always hearing how truly wonderful and inspiring he was. We’d all rather have the man alive of course, but it’s still a pretty good consolation.
It's really kind of a testament to their mom that neither of them ended up bitter and resentful over all of it. I mean how often do you think they encounter someone who truly, genuinely adored their father and tells them how wonderful he was and how much he meant to them? Probably on nearly a daily basis. But they never really got that experience because he died when they were so young. I mean they obviously understand that he loved them and that he was an incredible person, but they never really got to develop their own unique, personal relationships with him that were different from what the rest of the world got. In spite of that they have grown up fully embracing his legacy and making it their own. So really, good on their mom. She did a fantastic job raising them.
I agree with everything you said but I just want to point out that they have certainly had those feelings at some point. There's really no way around that. But they had someone to teach them how to positively engage with those emotions rather than spiral into despair, like so many do.
If he knows they were important, his mind will try its hardest to retain those memories forever instead of forgetting them like you do. Obviously the memories with his dad were important at a young age and I doubt I he forgot all of them just because he’s older now.
I have one of the worst memories out of anyone I know (except my mom lol) and I have one particular memory that has never left me and it my earliest memory. I had to have been 2 years at the oldest, because I was crawling up the front stairs to my childhood home.
I can't barely remember anything, but for some reason that stuck. The way the brain works is so fucked up.
Steve Irwin nearly ran me over once.
He was actually the passenger and his driver had to screech to a halt cos I was an idiot bumbling into a road in Australia Zoo.
Steve gave me a big open-mouth smile and exaggerated thumbs up. I didn't have the wherewithall to react cos it all happened so quickly, but I do remember thinking "He's Steve Irwin the whole time"
I've never really told that story, but figured it belonged somewhere.
Happy cake day bro
I would consider it an honor to get run over by Steve Irwin. 🤣
Robert Irwin is the kind of guy who helps his soon to be brother-in-law practice and setup the perfect camera angle to propose to his sister.
Every time I've seen those two together it seems like they're great friends.
My sister went with my now husband to pick out my engagement ring. They had a fantastic day in Brighton (UK) looking at rings, picking one out, having lunch and beers and getting so excited about taking one home with them. I'm so envious that they got to have so much fun but I'm glad they bonded that day.
The top pic just looks like he's really impressed at his mate's new crocodile impression that he's been working on.
Steve was one of the very few celebrity deaths that really affected me. I still miss him and think the world is a worse place because of his absence. His true and heart-felt love of life and nature was an inspiration. I'm glad to see his legacy is strong.
Every time I see a post about him, this is one of the top responses. And I’m NOT pointing this out to complain about common responses, because I am right there with you. I’m pointing it out because it’s a true testament to how awesome this guy was. I was pretty young when he died and I remember how unreal it felt when I heard the news. So glad his family continues to carry the legacy.
I was eating breakfast on the counter before school, my mom walked in and told me the news. I remember everything about the moment; lighting, time of the year, cereal brand.
I saw him perform in his zoo, his live shows were so entertaining. He would run around the different enclosures and dive into the croc pools. Absolute mad man.
My elementary school has a project for 4th graders called "Night of the Notables" where you pick someone, either retired or dead to do a project report on. One of my friends was able to do Steve Irwin and that was a jumble of emotions for everyone.
Their zoo is fantastic, I can only imagine what it must have been like to see Steve do a live show.
You speak true, I say thank you.
For real. I stell remember bawling my eyes out as a 9 year old when I heard that he had died.
Same here. I don’t remember crying for any other celebrity but when I heard the news of Steve Irwin, tears just flowed and flowed.
Much respect to his beautiful family that continued the legacy. When I saw young Robert appear on tv for the first time, I was ecstatic. He was like a mini Steve, bringing back joy and hope to the world.
The only one that’s affected me more was Robin.
I still struggle to watch any of his films and hearing his voice is painful.
But I turned on Croc Hunter for my kid a few weeks ago and he loved it. It was an adventure for both of us.
Imagine how seriously people would be taking climate change if he was still alive and teamed up with David Attenborough for it
I feel this. I've been surprised by some celebrity deaths, felt a twinge of sadness at some others, but Steve's passing floored me. I never knew I could feel such loss for someone I never knew. The first thing I thought was "the world is not a better place today". Even after so much time has passed, it still makes me sad. The world lost a treasure that day.
His death still fucks with me. He's top of the list if I could undo a death. The man was the best of us.
Same. I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes, as I always do when I hear anything about the Irwins. He'd be so proud of his family. Miss you Steve.
Steve was a treasure
Steve Irwin didn't always do things in the safest of ways—especially how he interacted with animals—but what he set out to do was to bring animals, and his passion for them, into our homes. He succeeded at that goal.
He inspired an entire generation of conservationists and wildlife professionals, including myself. His early work was influential in my wanting to become a wildlife veterinarian.
His parenting was done the same way. Some of the things he did you can reasonably question in terms of safety, but you can't deny the wonderful results of Steve and Terri's parenting.
I’m not a motorcycle person at all, but dirt bikes look so damn fun. I would love to have one of those.
Man, if we miss Steve Irwin this much, think of how much each member of his family misses him.
Not to be some partypooper but we get to see how much they miss him on almost a daily basis. Steve died what he loved doing. There are many people missing family members for worse reasons.
Recently had a very close family friend die of pancreatic cancer.
He died 9 days after his diagnosis alone in a hospital with no family by his side. Breaks my heart.
Could his kids be any more awesome?
Right?!? I am very excited to see Robert become an uncle when Bindi has the baby. I would imagine the wholesomeness will kick into overdrive.
Pretty sure she’s due in the next two months or so!!! So exciting for her ;u;
i don’t think it’s possible at this point. they are the peak of humanity
Keanu Reeves is so 2020
Steve passed away on my 13th birthday and I was devastated.
It is so nice to follow his family continuing his work, Terri has truly done so well going through grief and raising those two amazing people on her own ❤️
I was 13 when he died too.
I just remember an interviewer asking Terri if she was planning on getting back out there and dating again and she said, “Nah. I’ve already had my happily ever after.” And for some reason that destroyed me, but in a good way.
What a pure family.
All these comments about the Irwin's, but yours made me cry. That was so sweet yet devastating.
Kid is making him own amazing legacy out of his dad's legacy. Good for him
I totally agree! I follow both Robert and Bindi on IG, pretty much everything they upload makes me smile. The whole family seem like really awesome people, I'm sure Steve would be very proud.
The Irwin family is in danger of becoming the most wholesome family in the world
I went to the Australia Zoo and saw Steve Irwin on a four-wheeler with his young son, Robert. I witnessed one his favorite memories!!! Makes my heart smile. ❤️🥰
The Irwin family are amazing humans.
Just wanted to say... you are an amazing family, inspirational...
This is the best family on the planet. Change my mind
I love Steve Irwin and family but surely this stuff damages these kids. Living up to an expectation that you will never fulfill, never being able to move on from grief. It's a shame, they are amazing and unique individuals.
This is why I love Honda motorcycles. That old XR engine is bulletproof. His (Robert’s) son might ride it to.
I was critical of Steve when he was alive for his antics, which at the time seemed a little exploitative - can't we appreciate nature without grabbing dangerous animals for the camera? Can't we just admire and leave them alone?
Now, two decades into the 21st century, it's clear I was wrong. The front lines of the conservation effort are between those who regard other forms of life as sufficiently valuable and those who simply do not. In a world where maintaining biodiversity will require humanity to enact huge and proactive changes, Steve's passion and showmanship better serve the ecological mission than any amount of passive appreciation could.
Robert is definitely Steve's son and I absolutely love it
Some can only dream of being raised in such a wonderful family. Steve and Terri seem to have done a great job.
Love this but I just realized how nuts social media is because I’m just wasting my day commenting on random shit for the hell of it rather than working.
Man I miss his dad though. He was such a good energy guy. One of those rare people who you feel better around simply by their presence. Bob Ross, Mr. Rogers also.
Steve would be so proud.
Their whole family is amazing
I used to watch Steve Irwin all the time and was so upset when he passed, but watching his son grow up into this really wonderful man has made my heart really happy.
I visited Australia Zoo in the mid-00s and saw the man himself riding a quad bike, a kid sat astride the fuel tank while dad ate an ice cream cone - epic!
Later on we saw him do the croc show - which was great - but before he came on he had a support act which was a clown version of him, his Mrs and the cameraman. So he paid a bunch of performers to rip the piss out of him - which speaks volumes about what a good bloke he was.
I went to Australia Zoo once, before Steve died. Ran into him twice, both times he took a second to say g'day. The second time, he was on that motorbike. It's weird, but that encounter in particular is something I haven't forgotten, and likely never will.
I agree the post is wholesome but he is 'trying' here. He wouldn't actually have any memories of riding on this with his dad. He probably wouldn't have any natural memories of his dad at all. The kid was 2 when Steve died.
He's been trained since childhood to emulate his father. It's always seemed creepy to me. I don't like the way Terri Irwin has monetized Robert and Bindi since her husband's death.
This is so kick ass. Happy Friday everyone!
This whole family is the definition of wholesome.
I love this family so much
I somehow typed in Steve Irwin on YouTube just to reminisce and now I’m crying at my work desk....
It was a sad day when Steve died, that dude was better than all of us.
One of the only times I’ve seen my burly father cry was when Steve died. He left an incredible legacy, I’m glad that his kids are picking up where he left off. We could use more Irwin’s in the world.
The day Steve died I was in the waiting room at a hospital about to get 5 teeth removed. I was 8. It was the worst day ever.
Anytime I see something about him it hits me in such a unique way. It's raw nostalgia
Upvote you cold people. The only thing that can unite everybody is a love for the Irwin family.
I love how he grew up to be a great person like his dad. So wholesome
So sad Steve had to go so early. Such a vibrant man full of energy and positivity, and you could tell he loved doing what he did. I think he had a huge impression on millennials' attitudes towards wildlife and our environment. I only hope we can someday change the world and save our natural ecosystems.
I love how his kids turned out to be great people too. Clearly they were raised well.
The love his children have for his dad is beautiful. Their short time together impacted them so much in the best way.
He undoubtedly was an amazing father.
I don't think I appreciated how good a guy Steve was when I watched him as a kid. The guy had the best heart in the world.
Talk about making a father proud
I can't believe I was ever worried about how his kids were gonna turn out when they grew up. I thought for sure the media hounding would fuck them up.
Steve Irwan was a light, and the whole of humanity dimmed a little with his passing.
watch peta comment some shit like
“why never skip leg day when you can never stop admitting that your dad was a cruel man.”
I've never seen a man more honored to be a father.
wholesome family, Steve would be proud
Steve Irwin was a fucking global treasure, and I miss the fuck out of that man.