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Bindi’s message to brother on tough day

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Steve Irwin’s kids have shared posts in honour of him for Father’s Day. Picture: Instagram

Bindi Irwin has sent a heartwarming message to her brother as they both honoured their dad Steve in Father’s Day tributes.

It’s the 17th anniversary of the beloved Australian TV personality and zookeeper Steve Irwin’s sudden death following a stingray encounter on September 4, 2006.

The two milestone events fall within days of each other each year.

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It’s the 17th anniversary of Steve Irwin’s death. Picture: Instagram
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Robert Irwin shared a series of videos in honour of his dad on Father’s Day. Picture: Instagram

Robert, 19 and Bindi, 25, both took a moment to share memories of their father to social media in honour of him.

Robert shared a series of private videos on Sunday alongside a caption admitting he has chosen to make it a “happy day”.

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Bindi Irwin said her dad would be ‘so proud’ of her brother. Picture: Instagram
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The father and son hugging in an archive video. Picture: Supplied

“Today is Father’s Day here in Australia,” he wrote in the Instagram post on Sunday.

“Days like this are filled with so many different emotions, but above all, I choose to make it a happy day to remember the best moments with the best dad.”

He also shared a couple of photos to his Instagram stories with the words: “With Father’s Day here in Australia – I’m sending my love to those who can’t celebrate with their dad. My heart is with you all.”

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Robert was just two years old when his dad died. Picture: Instagram
Robert Irwin and dad. Picture Instagram 65.JPG
The now 19-year-old shared a message to those dealing with grief on Father’s Day. Picture: Instagram

Robert was just two years old when his father died.

His sister took to the comments section, saying Steve would be so proud of her brother.

“Dad is SO. PROUD. OF. YOU,” she said.

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Bindi shares a post in honour of her father on the anniversary of his death. Picture: Instagram

“He’s always with us. Love you.”

Bindi shared a simple photo of her and her dad on Monday morning on the anniversary of his death, with just a red heart emoji in the caption.