On the 13th anniversary of Steve Irwin’s death, Bindi has paid tribute to her father in a heartbreaking Instagram post.

The 21-year-old, who on Father’s Day told her followers to “hug the people in your life who bring light to your heart and always remember that love lasts forever”, has posted a touching Winnie the Pooh quote in memory of her dad, with the caption “forever”.

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The legendary “crocodile hunter” is still recognised as one of Australia’s most iconic figures, paving the way for a whole new generation of wildlife warriors.

Before his tragic passing, he declared that his “ultimate goal” and “proudest moment” would be seeing Bindi and Robert take over his wildlife mission.

Rest in Peace, Steve.