Resurfaced Steve Irwin Video Reminds People Why He Was Such a Legend | 22 Words

The entire world knows who the Irwin family is.

Steve Irwin was best known as the Crocodile Hunter and when he tragically passed away in 2006, the family was left heartbroken.

But this week, footage of Steve has resurfaced and it's reminding people of why he was such a legend. Keep scrolling to watch the clip for yourself...

 

Steve Irwin was, and still is, Australia's national treasure.

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The Aussie was best known for his hit TV show, The Crocodile Hunter, and he was a strong advocate for conservation and animal rights.

The Crocodile Hunter was famous for Steve's unconventional approach to wildlife...

And the series aired sixty-four episodes during 5 seasons, from 1997 - 2004.

His passion for animals was truly inspiring...

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And Steve would go to great lengths, both on and off-camera, to protect Australia's wildlife.

Steve was a prime example of a kind and selfless human being...

And this is what made the entire world love him so much.

He passed on this kind nature and passion to his family...

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Steve was married to Terri, an American-born author and conservationist who now resides in Queensland, Australia.

Terri starred alongside Steve in The Crocodile Hunter...

And it was easy to see that the couple were made for each other.

The couple went on to have 2 children together...

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Bindi Irwin was born in 1998 and Robert Irwin was born in 2003 - and it has to be said, they made the cutest family.

Bindi and Robert sometimes made appearances on TV with their dad...

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And they were already so passionate about his work at such young ages.

But tragedy struck in 2006...

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Steve was filming in Australia's Great Barrier Reef for the documentary series Ocean's Deadliest on the 4th of September, 2006 when he was stung in the chest by a wild stingray barb during a snorkelling session.

The stingray stabbed Steve several times...

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And whilst Steve believed he had only suffered a punctured lung, the stingray's barb had actually pierced his heart, causing the conservationist to quickly lose consciousness.

The crew who was with Steve at the time of the accident did everything they could...

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"...Even if we'd been able to get him into an emergency ward at that moment we probably wouldn't have been able to save him, because the damage to his heart was massive. As we're motoring back I'm screaming at one of the other crew in the boat to put their hand over the wound and we're saying to him things like, 'Think of your kids, Steve, hang on, hang on.' He just sort of calmly looked up at me and said, 'I'm dying.' And that was the last thing he said," one of the underwater cameramen tragically recalled.

Steve passed away on the boat journey to the hospital...

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And he was pronounced dead by paramedics after the boat crew had performed CPR on him for over an hour during the journey back.

His death shook the world...

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And, of course, the family that he had left behind.

Terri and the children were completely distraught...

But over the years, Terri has raised her children to remember their father and they have all worked together to honor Steve's legacy by continuing to care for animals at Australia Zoo.

Bindi and Robert are truly their father's children...

And the family regularly speak about Steve and the beautiful memories they made with him.

The kids are now adults themselves...

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Bindi is twenty-one and Robert is sixteen, and it is amazing to see the pair pursuing careers in conservation and zoology just like their father.

This week, footage of Steve has resurfaced.

And it's reminding everyone of how much of a legend he was.

A clip from 2002 involving Steve Irwin and Rove McManus is going viral on social media...

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It's been nearly 2 decades since Steve sat down on the couch with Rove and it's truly highlighted why we all love him so much. Keep scrolling to watch.

The video was posted on Reddit with the headline "Damn this guy is missed."

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And it prompted many to reminisce about the late star.

One fan described him as "modern royalty" after viewing the uneathered clip.

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"He is modern royalty. If Bob and Bindi [Irwin's children] needed my help, if they needed me to carry a flag into battle, I would. Because they are the prince and princess of the king. Not a man I voted for, but one that campaigned for us, for the animals, and for the Earth. I don't know them. But I love the Irwins and it's because of how special Steve 'the bloke' Irwin was."

He's truly missed.

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"I strongly believe the world would be a different place if he was still around. Characters as eternally positive and passionate as him are becoming increasingly rare," wrote another.

Watch the full clip below:

Gone too soon. The Irwin's recently found themselves at the center of backlash. Keep scrolling to find out why...