Steve Irwin's Family Honors 'Crocodile Hunter' Legacy At Hollywood Walk Of Fame Ceremony

"We try to continue Dad’s legacy each and every day ..."

Not only will Steve Irwin live on in the hearts of his family, others will be able to remember him thanks to a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Australian icon's widow, Terri, and their two children, Bindi and Robert, were at the ceremony to posthumously pay tribute to the TV personality and beloved wildlife expert.

"We try to continue Dad's legacy each and every day, and we want to make sure that everything he lived and died for continues on into the future. I'm going to get a little emotional because it's such a special day," Bindi, 19, said at the event honoring the late Crocodile Hunter star — which was perfect down to the presence of Angelina, a green anaconda.

"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 — and Mom, you're amazing," the Dancing With the Stars alum added. "Together we will continue to fight for everything that Dad worked so hard for. So thank you for being here today and supporting us. You know what? We'll always be a family."

Irwin left a lasting impact on the world — especially in regards to environmentalism and animal conservation — before passing away in 2006 at the age of 44 after being stung in the heart by a stingray barb. In addition to his work on TV, you may remember him for speaking up for animals who have no voice, and showing us how great the outdoors can truly be, and how they should be protected at all costs.

"Dad is still such an inspiration to not only me, but to so many other people around this world," Robert, 14, also said at the event. "This tribute just shows how great his work was and that his impression on people will last for generations to come."

At the ceremony, Terri also reminisced about memories from back in the day and she encouraged everyone to get inspiration for her late husband's "love of everything." Terri, Bindi, and Robert certainly do as they still run the family business, Australia Zoo.

It's safe to say that no one will forget the impact the Irwins — yes, all of them — have had across the planet.

(H/T: CNN | Today | Mashable)

Cover image credit: Reuters


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