The Irwin family has another Wildlife Warrior, as Bindi and husband Chandler had their first child earlier this week. And their daughter’s name even includes a touching tribute to Bindi’s dad, Steve, the Crocodile Hunter himself. Grace Chandler’s two middle names, “Warrior Irwin,” are Bindi’s tribute to her dad and the impact he left on the world.
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“Celebrating the two loves of my life. Happy first wedding anniversary to my sweetheart husband and day of birth to our beautiful daughter. ❤️ Grace Warrior Irwin Powell,” Bindi wrote on Instagram. “Our graceful warrior is the most beautiful light. Grace is named after my great-grandmother, and relatives in Chandler’s family dating back to the 1700s.”
Her middle names, Warrior Irwin, are a tribute to my dad and his legacy as the most incredible Wildlife Warrior. Her last name is Powell and she already has such a kind soul just like her dad. There are no words to describe the infinite amount of love in our hearts for our sweet baby girl. She chose the perfect day to be born and we feel tremendously blessed.”
Irwin’s mom said “love is not a big enough word” for new of becoming a grandparent. She also said Steve would be beyond proud, as Grace is the next generation to continue his mission and message of conservation.
Love is not a big enough word. My heart is so incredibly happy. And I know that Steve would be beyond proud. Grace is the next generation to continue his mission and message of conservation. She chose her parents wisely. Bindi and Chandler are already the best parents ever! https://t.co/mmvXFGz4Gm
— Terri Irwin (@TerriIrwin) March 26, 2021
Robert also shared a sweet tribute on social media, saying “Let the uncle adventures begin!” And honestly, every baby deserves an uncle Bob, so Grace Warrior has that part covered.
Let the uncle adventures begin! Love you so much, Grace ❤️
This little one picked the two best parents in the entire world. The most incredible, caring & strong Mum… and the funnest, coolest & kindest Dad. Love you three so much – I can’t wait for this exciting journey ahead! pic.twitter.com/p2NgInx8XP
— Robert Irwin (@RobertIrwin) March 26, 2021
The Irwins have done an amazing job carrying on their dad’s legacy, and with another in the mix, it will ensure it lives on for another generation. The family has spoken at length about how much Steve would’ve loved being a grandpa, but at least his spirit will live on through the tremendous work done by his family.