We all heard of Steve Irwin – a kind man that taught the world the only way to get close to the wildlife – by respecting and taking care of it! He has a massive impact on the world with his actions. Shows like ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ were meant to teach people about the importance of wildlife and how to protect it.

That’s why his tragically death came as a shock for everyone. On September 4, 2006, the great Steve passed away after being pierced in the chest by a stingray. The Crocodile Hunter was only 44-year-old at the time. He left behind a wife, Terri and two beautiful children – Bindi and Robert. But even though this great man was gone, thanks to his lovely family his legacy was carried on.

 

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‪Where there is great love, there are always miracles.‬ ‪- W. Cather‬

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14 years after his passing, the world show he’s not forgotten as tributes has been paid to this legend. But the most touching one came from his widow. “Today marks 14 years since I lost Steve, after 14 wonderful years of marriage,” Terri wrote on Twitter. “I feel that I have a choice: celebrate love or struggle with grief. I choose love.”

Even gone for some many years, Steve’s family is still honoring his name with the greatest esteem. And that has never been more visible then during the devastating bushfires from the last year. Thanks to the the Irwins’ efforts over 90,000 animals have been saved from the blaze.

 

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You’re always in my heart.

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Both Steve’s kids have followed his dad’s footsteps. While Bindi is a TV personality and a conservationist, his brother is also an animal rights activist and a renowned wildlife photographer. Terri on the other hand continues the great work she and Steve have started at the Australia Zoo.

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