Bindi Irwin, the 16-year-old daughter of the late crocodile hunter, Steve Irwin, could be following in her father’s footsteps if number of Instagram posts are any indication.
Five months ago, Irwin posted a photo of her giving a kiss to an exotic animal and saying that she wanted to continue to inspire kids, “to love wildlife and wild places.”
In addition to her posts concerning wildlife and nature, Irwin also took time to offer advice to those around the world who may feel rejected by society in one fashion or another.
Irwin posted a black and white photograph of herself that shows how much she has grown from the days when her father was around and just after his death. Shown in makeup and lipstick, Irwin writes, “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”
In addition to her own comments, she included a quote from S. Westerfeld, who is known for writing books for young adults. The quote reads, “What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.”
Irwin’s approach mirrors that of her father’s, who commented at one point that he’d prefer to deal with animals, since they don’t pretend to be your friend before trying to hurt you.
Irwin was killed on September 4, 2006, while filming an underwater documentary entitled, “Ocean’s Deadliest.” Irwin was pierced in the chest by a stingray barb and died after being rushed to shore by emergency personnel.