It’s been almost 16 years since one of the greatest conservationists in the world, Steve Irwin, passed away. His love for the different animals was enormous. He introduced many species to the wide public and always spoke of the natural world with much affection. What’s most, he passed on that love to his children who followed into their dad’s footsteps and are keeping his legacy alive.

Last year, Steve’s daughter, Bindi, welcomed baby daughter Grace Warrior into her life. Since the very first months of her life, Grace got to be around different animals. As mom Bindi shared photos of those first encounters, people were happy that the girl has been taught to love animals from such young age.

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Recently, Grace turned 1 year old and the family organized a birthday celebration. One thing that caught the attention of many was the photo of late Steve Irwin the family posed next to.

“Happy Birthday to my graceful warrior,” Bindi wrote on Instagram. “One year of watching your beautiful heart bloom into the most extraordinary person. Grace, you have been an old soul from the very beginning. It is the greatest blessing to be your mama. I love you eternally, unconditionally and infinitely.”

Grandma Terry shared her joy of being a grandmother to Grace. “Today is Grace Warrior’s first birthday,” Steve’s widow wrote. “I am amazed every day when I see her determination, curiosity, and depth of love. There is a wise old soul behind her eyes, and I am very privileged to be her grandmother.”

Credit / Bindi Irwin – Instagram

We are sure grandpa Steve is looking down on Grace from heaven and is proud of her and of the people his children have become.

Happy birthday, Grace Warrior. We wish you all the happiness and joy in the world.

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