Everyone is so emotional over a photo Robert Irwin has shared with the world. This is the first picture of him and his newborn niece, Grace, and people can't stop talking.
While a lot of people are obviously very happy that he has welcomed this special blessing into his life, many people have noticed something else.
Robert Irwin is the spitting image of his father, Steve Irwin. This has surprised a lot of people.
You will be able to confirm it yourself in a short while.
As you probably know, Bindi and Chandler have been expecting a child. Without a doubt, this moment has been eagerly awaited by many.
As we speak, this has finally come true. This is Bindi Irwin's first child.
Bindi is the late Steve Irwin's daughter.
The Irwin family has a lot of fans from all around the world. A lot of people have taken pride in seeing Bindi take after her father in the last decade or so.
She has been working hard at the family's Australian Zoo with her mom Terri and brother Robert.
As you know, this is the place Bindi met her husband Chandler Powell.
Chandler is now 24, and he was visiting the zoo as he was touring Australia. He was in the country from the United States for a professional wakeboarding competition.
Soon, the lovebirds began dating and they have now been together for the last 8 years.
Coincidentally, Chandler, who was born in the States, shares Bindi's passion for animals. In fact, he currently works with his wife Bindi and the rest of her family at Australia Zoo.
It was only last year that the couple decided to take their relationship to the next level. It was a touching moment for many of their fans.
On 25th March, 2020, the two exchanged their vows and were officially declared man and wife.
The wedding was a small, private ceremony.
On Instagram, Bindi shared a message about the ceremony.
She wrote that they held a small ceremony in which she married her best friend:
"There are no words to describe the amount of love and light in my heart right now. We've planned this beautiful date for nearly a year and had to change everything, as we didn't have guests at our wedding. This was a very difficult decision but important to keep everyone safe."
She explained that it was their wish that all their friends and family members were there to share in their joy.
"However, it's lovely that we will be able to share photos and videos," she wrote.
The marriage took place in a secluded location. Steve used to film at this spot on a regular basis.
Bindi actually spoke of how she honored him during this special day.
The location of the wedding was a beautiful area and her mom and Robert were there as the couple exchanged vows. They also had a candlelit ceremony for him.
As Bindi explained "it really felt like he was there with us."
In addition, she retained her surname to uphold her father's legacy.
She explained that keeping the surname Irwin was very important for her after he passed away as it is a great way for her to feel close to him:
"Having his last name means so much to me."
Five months after their wedding, another big surprise was revealed to their fans.
They had another big surprise for their fans. On Instagram, Bindi revealed through an adorable photo that they were expecting a child.
The creative picture shows the couple holding a kid-sized khaki shirt.
The post also came with the message: "Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021." Bindi explained that the couple was proud to announce that they were expecting a baby and that they were honored to share the special moment with fans.
At the time, she revealed that they were still in the first trimester, but wanted their fans to be part of the journey as the couple opened a brand new chapter of their lives.
She was obviously quite excited about the development, and claimed that the baby had become a very big part of their lives:
"Your support means the world to us. Please let me know your best advice and send good vibes & prayers to our little sweetheart. Love & light."
Her husband, Chandler, also shared the special moment on his Twitter page. He reiterated her touching message.
He revealed that they were very excited to be parents and that becoming a dad was going to the highlight of his life. While also calling their forthcoming kid a "baby Wildlife Warrior," he said that:
"I cannot wait to embark on this new adventure and life chapter with my gorgeous wife… Bee, you're going to be the most amazing mother."
Not to be left behind, Terri also shared the special moment on her Twitter page. She was overjoyed.
However, Terri noted that she wished her husband Steve was still around to share the special moment: "He would be so proud."
After a few weeks, Bindi shared a picture from her first sonogram.
She explained that the animal joeys they care for were excited to meet their human joey.
In the post, she excitedly explained that their baby was about as big as a hummingbird and that they could not wait to teach their little one the importance of conserving the environment and the beautiful wildlife, and the places we cherish.
She also thanked her fans for their support during their parenting journey.
After a few weeks, she revealed to her fans that they were expecting a baby girl.
At the time, they posed with an updated sonogram while holding a large tortoise that was enjoying some pink flowers. She also shared the message:
"Baby girl, you are our world. Our beautiful daughter is now about the same size as a hatching Aldabra tortoise and is as healthy as can be. We can't wait for her arrival next year."
On her Instagram page, Bindi also shared a video from a more recent ultrasound appointment.
Chandler took the video, and it shows Bindi waving at the camera before she said:
"This is so exciting, look at our daughter! She's so beautiful. Oh my goodness."
But What About The Baby Bump?
Initially, Bindi was not too keen on sharing her growing baby bump with the world. She did, however, post a few teasers about it.
However, they only showed a slight shadow of the shadow.
That secrecy changed during her last few months of pregnancy. At this point, she was more liberal about sharing photos of her growing body with her fans.
Bindi recreated a sweet photoshoot based on when Terri and Steve were expecting their brother Robert. That was nearly two decades ago.
With the caption, Bindi wrote that they were recreating a very special moment. She called it "third trimester love."
You have to agree, that is a truly cute photo. Clearly, Bindi and Chandler are filled with joy.
They were also looking forward to welcoming a new member into their family. Eagerly.
In fact, they were more than ready for the arrival of their little girl.
As with any new parents excited to have a little kid, the couple wanted to perfect every detail. This included ensuring they had an adorable nursery for their daughter.
On Instagram stories, Bindi shared a beautiful picture of herself as she cradled her big baby bump in a beautifully decorated animal-themed nursery.
She also wrote: "Baby girl we can't wait for you to be here."
Now, it seems that the long wait is finally over.
Bindi and Chandler have now welcomed their little girl into the world.
The news that Bindi had delivered a healthy baby girl was received with a lot of joy by her fans throughout the world.
Clearly, both family and friends are besides themselves with joy as they welcome the latest arrival.
Robert has already shared a picture of his niece.
However, the fact that he looks exactly like his dad, Steve, has not escaped the attention of many people.
With the picture, he also wrote "Let the uncle adventures begin! Love you so much, Grace."
Robert explained that the little girl had picked the best parents in the world. According to the first-time uncle, the baby had gotten the "most incredible, caring and strong Mum… and the funniest, coolest and kindest Dad."
He completed the message by saying: "I can't wait for this exciting journey ahead!"
Here, have a look and judge for yourself.
All we can say is congrats to Bindi and Chandler. All the best on your parenting journey.
Now, back to Robert.
Robert Irwin is not the little boy everyone thinks he is.
At seventeen, he looks just like his father.
Recently, he also managed to attain another major milestone.
The teenager has just passed his driving test. In fact, he managed to take his first drive alone in his father's old truck.
The internet loves it.
Steve Irwin was a huge inspiration to those who knew him.
The Australian zookeeper was often called "The Crocodile Hunter." He was also an accomplished conservationist and TV personality.
Production of documentaries like The Crocodile Hunter and The Croc Files gave him a lot of fame.
Through him, a lot of people were introduced to the natural world.
His passion and excitement with wildlife and nature were unmatched. He could handle vicious creatures such as saltwater crocodiles.
He also dealt with snakes from many parts of the world.
However, his goal was not to show off his daredevil skills but to teach us to live peacefully with nature even though we had to put up with these intimidating wild creatures.
He did more for wildlife conservation than most people could ever imagine.
Through his efforts, the Wildlife Warriors Worldwide foundation came to be. The organization protects animals and habitats, and it also helps establish breeding and rescue programs for endangered animal species.
The organization also takes part in scientific research to aid environmental and wildlife conservation.
His most notable accomplishment was his ownership of Australia Zoo, which is located in Queensland, Australia. The zoo looks into new ways of conserving endangered and extinct animal species.
Other great people have admired Steve's work, including fellow wildlife hero, Sir David Attenborough. The legend has on many occasions expressed his admiration of Steve Irwin.
David explained that Steve had spent a lot of his money and time on the protection of nature. Steve also drew people's attention to the dangers facing the natural world.
Apparently, he did it in a way David couldn't.
Steve seemed to have a way with animals, and he was a total delight to watch.
His work was the reason his untimely death back in 2006 was such a huge blow. Steve died tragically while doing what he did best.
At the time, he was in Batt Reef, which is off the coast of Queensland, Australia. He was filming the documentary, Oceans Deadliest when he was stabbed by a stingray.
The vicious creature hit him many times.
Usually, stingray deaths are rare. Unfortunately, this particular stingray stabbed Irwin right in the heart.
Although the crew got Steve into a boat and took him to the shore, he bled too much and died at that scene.
After his demise, he left behind his wife, Terri, and their two kids, Bindi and Robert.
At that point, Terri was left to raise the two kids alone. In an interview, she recalled how they waved him for the last time at the airstrip.
Terri decided to keep her husband's legacy alive.
Obviously, this is what Steve would have wanted. To date, the three are working at Australia Zoo, which demonstrates their commitment to animal conservation.
They also try to bring awareness to the issues that Steve cared about.
There is no disputing that his kids are just like him.
Fourteen years later, his kids are devoted wildlife conservationists. On top of that, their resemblance to their late dad is unmissable.
Bindi is now 22, and she already has a kid. Robert just turned 17, and they have kept their father's legacy alive in the best ways imaginable through their love for wildlife conservation.
Thanks to their devotion, their dad now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Steve got the honor back in 2018, with Terri, Bindi, and Robert attending the event. They were wearing khaki safari shirts, and they also brought with them Angelica, their 4-feet pet Anaconda.
However, Robert resembles his father the most.
At the time his father died, he was only 2. So, he has spent most of his life without him.
However, he not only looks like him, but also has his charisma and love for wildlife and nature.
A lot of people remember when he appeared on the Jimmy Fallon Show.
The heartwarming episode shows Robert as he teaches Jimmy and his audience about various animals, just like his dad did.
His father appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His body language and charisma on the show were just like that of his dad.
Today, Robert is a wildlife photographer.
He has an Instagram page devoted to photography and wildlife adventures. He shares these special moments with his fans.
In a recent post, he shared important news.
Robert had passed his driving test.
He shared a photo of him by his father's old truck.
Robert also said that his first solo drive was in his father's truck.
A lot of people were touched by the special moment.
With the picture, he claimed that he had passed his driving test.
"My first solo drive was a super special one – took my dad's old Ute to see Grace in the hospital right after she was born."
Good for him. Way to go, Robert!