Cue all of the crocodile tears.
On Sept. 4, the sixteenth anniversary of the passing of Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter star’s daughter Bindi Irwin paid tribute to her dad on social media and revealed his heartwarming new nickname.
“Grandpa Crocodile, I do know you’ll’ve been essentially the most unimaginable grandfather since you had been such a unprecedented dad,” she wrote on Instagram on Sep. 4, referring to her 17-month-daughter Grace Warrior Irwin Powell, who she shares with husband Chandler Powell. “Thanks for being a tremendous guardian angel for Grace.”
Together with the message, the 24-year-old shared a throwback pic of her and her dad in matching headlamps as she proudly holds a child alligator in her palms.
Simply weeks earlier, Bindi shared a heartwarming video of Grace Warrior displaying her personal love for her maternal grandparents on the Australian Zoo.
“Tears in my eyes as I share this video,” she wrote on Instagram Aug. 25, with a clip of the toddler strolling as much as a mural that includes Steve, his spouse Terri Irwin and a koala bear. “We name my mum and pa, Bunny and Grandpa Crocodile with Grace. She loves them (and koalas) dearly. On each zoo stroll she searches for photos of her grandparents and it’s past