Bindi Irwin will never stop honoring her father’s legacy.
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, the former Dancing With the Stars champion attended the 10th annual Steve Irwin Gala dinner where her dad’s passion for animals was felt by many.
Before the philanthropic event officially began, however, Bindi hit the red carpet with her boyfriend Chandler Powell, mother Terri Irwin and little brother Robert Irwin.
She also took over the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors Instagram page to give fans an inside look into an event that remains so important for the family.
“Tonight we will be raising funds for all of the animals that come through our doors at the Wildlife Hospital for life saving treatment,” Bindi explained to her followers before stepping on stage. “Together, we’re continuing Dad’s legacy to protect our wildlife. Thank you for sharing this journey with us.”
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In between honoring the youngest change makers or reliving all the positive work done in the past 12 months, Bindi couldn’t help but acknowledge the man who started it all.
“As the #SteveIrwinGala comes to an end this year we reflect on the beautiful memories we have of the ultimate Wildlife Warrior, my Dad, Steve Irwin,” she shared on Instagram. “His legacy will live on forever.”
Back in September, family, friends and fans marked the 10-year anniversary of Steve’s death. While the family marked the occasion in private, Bindi couldn’t help but share a heartfelt post on the same day as Australia’s Father’s Day.
“You’ll be my hero for my entire existence. I love you more than words can describe,” she wrote with a throwback photo.
And if you’re wondering what Steve would have thought of his daughter’s BF, Terri once predicted to E! News that he would be a huge fan.
“I think because Chandler’s a nice person and really kind to Bindi that he’d be very happy,” Terri expressed to us. “What’s kind of ironic is I was talking to Chandler’s mother, and he was an avid Crocodile Hunter fan when he was little. So he used to put on the big khaki shirt and go to school when he was in first grade and pretend to be Steve.”