'It's such a special day': Bindi Irwin tears up at father Steve Irwin's posthumous Walk of Fame ceremony
It was an extremely emotional ceremony, where all the family members honored the late khaki-wearing wildlife crusader with their speeches.
Steve Irwin's legacy continues to amaze people worldwide and 12 years after his death, his achievements have now been cemented in Hollywood history. The late Crocodile Hunter received his posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Thursday.
Steve, who died at the age of 44 in September 2006 due to a stingray piercing his heart while he was filming a documentary series, was honored with a star almost a decade later for his precious achievements in the animal kingdom.
The ceremony was attended by Irwin's widow, Terri Irwin, along with their daughter Bindi and son Robert. It was an extremely emotional ceremony, where all the family members honored the late khaki-wearing wildlife crusader with their speeches.
Bindi, in her speech, teared up as she remembered her vivacious father and paid her tribute to him for his posthumous achievement.
"I'm going to get a little bit emotional because it's such a special day," she said, breaking down and hugging her mother. "I have to tell you that I, never in my wildest dreams, imagined that this would become a reality, and this is such an honor as a family to continue in dad's footsteps... so thank you for being here today and supporting us."
"And you know what? We'll always be a family. So congratulations and woohoo," she sweetly added.
After the ceremony was over, Bindi spoke to ET about her speech and how emotional the whole thing got for her. "I just cried through the whole time I was speaking. It's something where, I don't think a lot of people realize how emotional it is," Bindi explained.
"It's been over 10 years now, and the grief is always going to be there, but I think now, it's moving forward and remembering everything dad worked so hard for. And this is a celebration of his life and it's always going to be emotional, but I think these are just happy and proud tears. We miss him so much."
"It was just so special and just... I don't think we'll get a star, but the beat's gonna go on. I think they'll be next," Terri added, tearing up a bit. On the other hand, Robert praised his "hero" mom for "supporting us through everything."