Robert Irwin Praises His Mother's Resilience And Strength After Father's Passing

Robert Irwin, who is the son of the late Steve Irwin, praised his mother’s strength and resilience following his father’s passing.

Steve Irwin was a beloved conservationist who earned legions of fans due to his infectious, upbeat personality and interactions with strange and odd-looking animals. His television program “The Crocodile Hunter” was a success specifically because of the show’s host.

Sadly, though, Steve passed away in 2006 after being stung by a stingray. Millions mourned his untimely death. Steve left a wife, Terri, and two small children, Robert and Bindi, behind. 

Losing a loved one is always an awful and heartbreaking experience, especially when it is a father of two small children. In a recent podcast appearance, Robert praised his mother for her strength and resiliency following his father’s passing. He said that since he has gotten older, he has come to understand what his mother did for him and his sister while undergoing such pain and heartache.

“And through everything, she had this stoic, sharp-as-a-tack determination within the business to keep what Dad felt most passionate about alive,” he said. “And then at the same time, 100, I’m not talking 90%, I’m talking 100% of the time was there for Bindi and I. That was always the biggest priority.”

Robert went on to call his mother “the most influential human being” in his life.

In a comment on the clip posted on Instagram, Robert’s mother, Terri, responded to her son's kind and loving words.

“Thank you, Robert, for your thoughtful and moving words,” she wrote. “You and Bindi have always been the joy of my life. I love you more than words can express.”

It appears that God has blessed Robert and his sister Bindi with a kind, loving, strong and determined mother.

Exodus 201:12 “Give honor to your father and to your mother, so that your life may be long in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”

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