Bindi Irwin has shared a loveable video of her daughter Grace rushing to spot her late grandfather Steve Irwin, lovingly referred to as “Grandpa Crocodile”.
Standing in front of the Tasmanian devil habitat, the one-year-old rushes between signs featuring her grandpa wearing a hardhat warning Australia Zoo visitors “Crikey we’re under construction”.
We have a little construction going on to make our Tasmanian devil habitat @AustraliaZoo even more beautiful. Grace’s favourite part? Visiting Grandpa Crocodile. All the love. pic.twitter.com/UqaNRn4rFa
— Bindi Irwin (@BindiIrwin) July 31, 2022
Bindi can be heard asking her daughter where Steve is in the adorable video.
“Is he over here?”, Bindi asks as Grace points up at the sign.
“Yeah,” Grace answers.
“Grandpa Crocodile, and he’s in his construction hat! Do you love Grandpa Crocodile?”
Grace replies, “Yeah” as she waves at the photo of Steve.
The sweet moment continues as mother and daughter continue to point out the signs to each other.
“Yeah, I love you, sweetheart. Grandpa Crocodile loves you too,” Bindi says as the video ends.
Fans of the Irwin family commented on the video, with most saying they weren’t anticipating the emotions brought on by the sweet clip.
I wasn’t expecting this to make me emotional but it did! I wish she could’ve been her grandpa! Your father Steve would’ve been the world’s greatest grandpa! ❤️ I know he’s watching your little girl though! ????
— Holly Hansford (@holly_hansford) July 31, 2022
We all wished he was alive to see her grow, Bindi.. But his legacy will be remembered – and seems Grace knows Grandpa, eventhough never will have that chance to meet and play with him – only one day in Heaven, will do. ❤
— Christina S. (@christina_hysim) July 31, 2022
You are a beautiful Mumma Bindi! How we would all so love for Steve to have met sweet Grace, he would have been the most fun and proud Grandpa ever! Grace is such a sweetheart ????
— Kareena Solomons (@SolomonsKareena) July 31, 2022
She is just the sweetest & I love watching her waiving to her Grandpa Crocodile, & she goes right to his pic. Warms my heart. Love to all of you & God bless.
— Kathy Martino (@kathy_martino) August 1, 2022
So beautiful to see this. It truly touched my heart. I know your dad is watching over all of you. I believe our loved ones send signs to let us know they are with us always. Children are so innocent so it’s easier for them to see loved one’s around them so Grace may see him too.
— Toni Marie (@HeavnBlessedMe) August 1, 2022
Speaking to People Magazine in May, 2022, Bindi revealed Grace had developed a heart-warming fixation with videos of her late father and Grace’s grandfather, Steve Irwin.
“We have so many documentaries of dad, and we’re always playing them for Grace,” Bindi said.
“It’s so fun to watch her study him. I didn’t realise how much dad’s passion for life and his animated facial expressions – I mean, they captivate her.”