Fans gush over Robert Irwin’s adorable throwback snap

Jan 09, 2022
Then and now. Source: Instagram/RobertIrwin

The world-famous teenage Aussie wildlife conservationist sent fans into hysterics this week, after re-creating a throwback baby photo on his Instagram.

The adorable original snapshot showed the blonde-haired toddler lying on top of a bright-blue motorcycle.

In the footage Robert shared on social media on Wednesday, the 18-year-old wildlife warrior is seen walking towards a blue mini motorcycle parked on a patch of grass. The clip then cuts to a photo of Robert attempting to hold onto the handle the same way he did when was a one-year-old.

“Baby Robert circa 2004,” he captioned the post, adding “I’ve always loved my motorbikes.”

Shortly after the video was posted, fans were quick to gush.

“You’re your dad’s son – it’s so beautiful to see,” one commenter wrote.

While a second said, “OMG stop it, that’s too adorable.”

“Ugh, you’re so handsome I can’t [handle it],” wrote a third.

Several followers have also commented on how “low-key jacked” Robert looked in his tight T-shirt, with one fan even nicknaming him “Big Daddy Robert” in reference to his muscular frame.

A handful of Robert’s followers also asked others to “cool it” and avoid making these types of comments.

The video comes a month after Robert celebrated his milestone 18th birthday on December 1.

After declaring it was “surreal” to be turning 18, Robert celebrated his big day with an “epic party” at Australia Zoo, surrounded by friends and family.

In an interview with The Morning Show, Robert admitted he was really looking forward to becoming more “involved with running Australia Zoo” and “every facet” of the business. “There’s so much going on and of course with our wildlife conservation work all over the world, I’m just looking forward to becoming an adult and getting stuck into working full-time,” he said.

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