Cue all the crocodile tears.
On September 4th, the 16th anniversary of the death of Steve Irvinthe daughter of the Crocodile Hunter star Bindy Irwin paid tribute to her father on social media and revealed his heartwarming new nickname.
“Grandpa Crocodile I know you would have been the most amazing grandpa because you were such an extraordinary dad,” she wrote on Instagram on Sept. 4, referring to her 17-month-old daughter Grace Warrior Irwin Powellwhich she shares with her husband Chandler Powell. “Thank you for being an amazing guardian angel for Grace.”
Along with the news, the 24-year-old shared a throwback picture of her and her dad in matching headlights while proudly holding a baby alligator in her hands.
Just weeks earlier, Bindi had shared a heartwarming video of Grace Warrior showing her own love for her maternal grandparents at the Australian Zoo.
“Tears in my eyes sharing this video,” she wrote on Instagram on Aug. 25, with a clip of the toddler walking towards a mural featuring Steve, his wife Terry Irwin and a koala bear. “We call my mom and dad Bunny and Grandpa Crocodile with Grace. She loves them (and koalas) very much. Every time she goes to the zoo, she looks for pictures of her grandparents and it’s beyond that