"My dad. My superhero."
It has been 11 years since the death of Steve Irwin, and his legacy continues to live on through his children.
During Sunday’s Super Bowl, a clip aired for the Irwin family’s new Animal Planet series, which featured Steve reflecting on his passion for wildlife conservation and his family’s involvement.
His daughter Bindi shared the video of her late father to Twitter.
“My first time watching this footage was only a few days ago,” she posted. “I don’t think I’ll ever be able to describe the amount of emotion in my heart once the video ended. My dad. My superhero. I promise to do my best to make you proud and ensure your legacy lives on forever.”
The video shows Steve talking about his children, saying, “Is there anything in this world that would want to make me give away what I’m doing now? Yes, there is. When my children can take the football that I call wildlife conservation and run it up. When they’re ready to run up our mission, I’ll gladly step aside, and I guarantee you it will be the proudest moment of my life.”
“Then and only then will I know that I have achieved my ultimate goal, to be able to stand aside and let them run up my mission,” he adds.
Russell Crowe also tweeted the footage, writing, “Ah, talk about a Super Bowl day moment… what a top bloke… tough as nails, heart on his sleeve, never a wasted breath, full of love and man could he make me laugh.”
The family’s series will premiere on Animal Planet this spring.