When it comes to romantic gestures, Bindi Irwin’s boyfriend has got it down pat.
Chander Powell has been dating Irwin for two years and on Sunday he made his feelings clear with a heartfelt message for her nineteenth birthday on his Instagram page.
“Happy Birthday for tomorrow to the kindest, strongest, most beautiful soul I have ever met,” the 20-year-old wrote.
“Every day I aspire to be more like you in the way you work tirelessly for what you believe in and the people you love most, all while carrying the most gorgeous smile.”
He continued: “You make me smile bigger than I ever knew was possible and give me the most amazing memories that I will carry with me forever. I love you. Happy birthday sweetheart”.
Happy Birthday for tomorrow to the kindest, strongest, most beautiful soul I have ever met. We have been together for years now and loving you will always be the greatest blessing. Every day I aspire to be more like you in the way you work tirelessly for what you believe in and the people you love most, all while carrying the most gorgeous smile. After all the adventures we have experienced together, I can only imagine what the years to come will hold. You make me smile bigger than I ever knew was possible and give me the most amazing memories that I will carry with me forever. I love you. Happy birthday sweetheart ❤ @bindisueirwin
Powell, 20, met Irwin when he visited Australia Zoo in 2013. He previously told ET that they stayed in touch over email and soon their relationship blossomed.
Now they both feature regularly on each other’s social media pages, with cute snaps of their travels around the world.
Meanwhile, Irwin posted her own birthday picture on social media and shared 19 of the most important lessons she has learned in her 19 years on earth.
This sweetheart loves resting his head in your hands for cuddles and scratches. Emu hugs are just one of the many reasons I love living in Australia. What a perfect way to celebrate my nineteenth year in this life. This journey has been a blessing and an extraordinary adventure to say the least! To mark this new year of my journey I have been reflecting on the 19 lessons I'm thankful life has taught me…. 1. Your heart is your greatest compass in life2. You don't need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends you can be certain of 3. You can't please everyone, no matter how hard you might try4. Words can both hurt and heal 5. Loyalty means everything6. Cherish each day7. Sometimes being kind is more important than being right 8. Maturity is not always measured in age 9. A challenging day is often cured by a good cup of tea & your favourite book 10. Embrace positive change11. Perfection is boring12. Happiness can be a choice13. Little things often matter the most 14. Strive to release worry and self doubt15. There is always more than one perspective16. Wherever you go, there you are 17. We only have one Mother Earth, be gentle in the way you live 18. It's never too late for a new beginning19. Love is always the answer