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    Updated on Aug 3, 2019. Posted on Aug 3, 2019

    Bindi Irwin Penned A Heartfelt Message To Her Late Father After Her Recent Engagement

    "I wish you could be here for these moments..."

    Even if you're not Australian, there's a good chance you know Bindi Irwin.

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    She's the daughter of the late zookeeper and wildlife conservationist, Steve Irwin, aka The Crocodile Hunter.

    Twitter: @TerriIrwin

    Steve died in 2006 after being stung in the heart by a stingray.

    Since her father's death when she was just eight years old, Bindi has grown up to continue her father's work, along with her mother, Terri, and younger brother, Robert.

    I honestly can't believe how much time has passed, but Bindi celebrated her 21st birthday last week...with an engagement!

    In an Instagram post, she wrote, "July 24th, 2019 ❤️. On my birthday I said ‘yes’ and ‘forever’ to the love of my life."

    "Chandler, close to 6 years ago I fell in love with you and every day since has been a whirlwind of adventure and true happiness," she continued.

    "I’m so looking forwarding to spending our forever together as your wife. Here’s to a lifetime of friendship, purpose and unconditional love — Now let’s get married already!"

    As if that wasn't emotional enough, today she penned a heartfelt message to her father, revealing that her brother will walk her down the aisle in his place.

    She said, "Dad, you would be so incredibly proud of Robert. He has been such an amazing support during this beautiful new life chapter."

    "I know you’d be beaming with pride when the time comes that he walks me down the aisle."

    "I wish you could be here for these moments, but I know that your spirit lives on in us ❤️."

    No, no really, I'm fine. I just, *sniffles* have something in my eye 😭😭😭.

    Wishing Bindi and her family nothing but happiness for this next chapter ❤️!

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