Read Steve Irwin’s Moving Letter to His Parents About the Importance of Family

Almost 10 years to the date of Steve Irwin’s death, a moving letter he wrote to his parents several years ago has been released.

Irwin’s father, Bob Irwin, is also a naturalist and conservationist and has penned an autobiography to be released soon. In Bob’s research for the book this year, he found a letter from 32-year-old Steve.

He wrote:

Probably one of the most unfortunate things in a “Bloke’s Life,” is that it takes over 30 years to realize how essential you have been to build my character, my ethics and most importantly my “HAPPINESS.”

At 32, I am finally starting to figure it out. In good times and in bad, you were there. Your strength and endurance to raise me will not go unrewarded. My love for you is my strength. For the rest of my life I will reflect on the unbelievably GREAT times we’ve shared and will continue to share. You’re my best friends!

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Speaking about Steve’s legacy, Bob said:

Working on this book, I have been constantly reminded of Steve’s boundless energy, infectious humour and unrestrained passion for wildlife in our far too short a time together. But he is still here, still with me and I am able to gain strength from him. What he stood for and what he was able to achieve means just as much now as when he was here in the physical world.

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