The life and legacy of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin have been memorialized with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Irwin’s collaborator and widow Terri Irwin and their two children, Robert, 14, and Bindi, 19, attended the star ceremony Thursday, and each offered moving remarks regarding what amazing husband Irwin had been.
“We try to continue dad’s legacy each and every day. I’m going to get a little bit emotional because it’s such a special day,” Bindi said to press and attendees, as she wiped away tears.
For his part, Robert spoke about the many ways that his father, who was killed by a stingray in 2006, worked tirelessly to make the world a better place, both as a protector of nature and a parent.
“He was the best and most incredible conservationist on the planet, but also the best dad,” Robert said.
Both Bindi and Robert have carried on their father’s legacy of conversation and adventure, as well as blazing their own paths that would surely make their father proud. Robert has made several memorable and hilarious appearances on several late-night shows over the last few years, including terrifying Jimmy Fallon by making him hold a bear.
Meanwhile, Bindi has become a celebrity in her own right. She was the winner of Dancing with the Stars in 2015. Bindi was emotional throughout her speech and thanked the Hollywood Walk of Fame for remembering her father and honoring the work he did while he was alive.
“I have to tell you that I never in my wildest dreams imagined that this would become a reality, and this is such an honor as a family to continue in dad’s footsteps, so thank you for being here today and supporting us,” said Bindi.