"On every zoo walk she searches for pictures of her grandparents and it is beyond beautiful."
Bindi Irwin, 24, shared a touching video of her daughter Grace Warrior recognizing a photo of her grandparents, Terri and Steve Irwin, at the Australia Zoo. Shared on Instagram, the video shows the toddler, who turned one in March, walking past a giant mural photo of her grandparents holding a koala bear, reported TODAY.
While passing by, little Grace points to her grandparents before attempting to hug the wall. The adorable video's caption reads, "Tears in my eyes as I share this video. We call my mum and dad, Bunny and Grandpa Crocodile with Grace. She loves them (and koalas) dearly. On every zoo walk she searches for pictures of her grandparents and it is beyond beautiful. ❤️"
Raking up more than 523K likes and over 5K comments, the video has 4.1M views. It has left viewers in awe and adoration of the baby girl remembering her grandfather.
While talking about her dad Steve Irwin, Bindi told PEOPLE, "We have so many documentaries of Dad, and we're always playing them for Grace, It's so fun to watch her study him. I didn't realize how much Dad's passion for life and his animated facial expressions—I mean, they captivate her."
Steve passed away on September 4, 2006, while diving with stingrays for an underwater video named Ocean's Deadliest, after rising to international popularity on his wildlife documentary television series, The Crocodile Hunter. Bindi was only eight years old when she lost her father.
"I definitely see parts of [Dad] in Grace. His determination and his inability to sit still. I think that's really special. I'm excited to see as she grows up how her personality will develop. If Dad was around, honestly, we would never see her. He would be in love," Bindi told PEOPLE. "He'd just have her doing everything with him. We would only see her if she needed a feed and then be gone again."
"It's so lovely that without him knowing, he was creating the most wonderful TV programming for our daughter," she added. "She just stares at him in complete and utter fascination. She hangs on every word he says. Whether he's talking about a croc or a spider, she thinks it's amazing."
Since a young age, Bindi has been an active television personality and conservationist. She hosted Bindi the Jungle Girl, a 26-part nature documentary kids show produced by the Discovery Kids television network. Bindi revealed her intention to carry on her late father's conservation and television activities.
She keeps posting about her dad and his experiences around the world as he worked with wildlife. On World Elephant Day, she posted a picture of her dad in Africa and wrote in the caption, "Dad in Africa, filming for The Crocodile Hunter in the early 2000s. To be in the presence of these giant angels is to know you’ve experienced magic. This #WorldElephantDay and every day we must think about our impacts on the planet and how they ripple out towards our fellow species. Their future depends on us."
Cover Image Source: (L) Getty Images | Justin Sullivan; (R) Instagram | @bindisueirwin