So heartbreaking. Bindi Irwin gave a very moving tribute to her dad, Steve Irwin, while preparing to compete on ‘Dancing With The Stars.’ The Aussie animal rights activist spoke about how her dad will always be her superhero. Watch the video here.
It’s been nine years since the world lost Steve Irwin “The Crocodile Hunter” and now his daughter Bindi Irwin, 17, is opening up about what his loss meant to her and how she’s tried to live her life in his honor. She gave a very emotional tribute to her father while preparing to compete on the 21st season of Dancing With The Stars.
“I think for me, Dad will always be my superhero. You know, everything I do in life is to make him proud and to carry on his legacy, and so I really am dedicating this entire—however long I’m able to make it—to him, to my family, to other people who are in a similar position. You know, after you lose a person like that, you feel like the sun will never shine again, but it will, and it may not shine as brightly, but you have to find that light in everything that you do. I feel like this experience, getting to work with Derek and the beautiful people on this show, has really been such a bright place for me, and I’m excited to focus all of my energy on doing the best job possible,” she told E! News.
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Bindi’s father has been on her mind a lot lately as September 4 was the anniversary of his death and September 6 was Australian Father’s day. “Thinking about home today,” Bindi took to her Instagram on September 7 and captioned a photo of her father with a giant crocodile. “Father’s Day is today in Australia and everyone is celebrating at Australia Zoo. It’s such a special time of year, I hope everyone who comes to the zoo today is able to enjoy it with our gorgeous animals.” So sweet.
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— Alex Cramer