In a moving tribute, Steve Irwin’s eight-year old daughter, Bindi, was met with applause when she spoke at her father’s funeral. From The Sydney Morning Herald:
Smiling and reading her own tribute from a sheet of paper in front of an image of her dad, she said: “My daddy was my hero – he was always there for me when I needed him.” She traced the words on the paper with a finger. “He listened to me and taught me so many things but most of all he was fun. I know that Daddy had an important job. He was working to change the world so everyone would love wildlife like he did.” She said her father built a hospital and bought land to give animals a safe place to live and she wanted to continue his legacy. “I don’t want Daddy’s passion to ever end,” she said. “I want to help endangered wildlife just like he did.” Bindi said she would miss her father. “I have the best Daddy in the whole world and I will miss him every day,” she said. “When I see a crocodile I will always think of him and I know that Daddy made this zoo so everyone could come and learn to love all the animals. “Daddy made this place his whole life and now it’s our turn to help Daddy.”
I know you think you saw me tearing up just now, but it’s allergies. So shut up and give me some tissue. And a hug.
Written by Lisa Timmons