There's no doubt that Steve Irwin's legacy continues to live on past his untimely death.
And as the famous wildlife conservationist's family prepares to reach the tenth anniversary of his passing, Steve's father Bob Irwin has revealed a particularly heart-warming note he received from his then 32-year-old son in 1998. In the letter, which is included in Bob's book The Last Crocodile Hunter: A Father and Son Legacy, Steve reflects on the lessons his parents taught him.
"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," the letter reads.
Steve continues, "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!" before concluding, "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!"