Last night, the premiere of Crikey! It’s the Irwins hit Animal Planet in the United States and immediately, lots of tears were shed.
In the series, Terri, Robert, Bindi, and her boyfriend Chandler Powell guide animal lovers through life at Australia Zoo.
Just in episode one, fans were treated to baby koalas, a wombat in a wagon, and Robert – 14-years-old – hand feeding the most infamous croc at Australia Zoo, ol’ mate Graham.
On his Instagram, Robert said: “It’s wonderful to follow in my dad’s footsteps to educate people about these modern-day dinosaurs! Can’t wait!!!”
Animal Planet shared a snippet of the series to their Twitter account and look, I would be lying if I didn’t tear up a bit.
“I just wanted to be just like that, I wanted to be catching snakes and wrangling crocodiles. Dad was very kind, he started me off slow, I was the gecko hunter to begin with and then I worked my way up to snakes and things,” Bindi says.
Already tearing up? Well, prepare to be destroyed.
30. Seconds. In.
Just before the premiere, Animal Planet aired The Steve Irwin Story special which celebrated the life and work of the legendary conservationist.
To promote the special, Robert shared a beautiful family photo that will no doubt obliterate your heart even more.
Bindi also posted a beautiful tribute to her father: “Our journey has been filled with so many beautiful, heartbreaking, life-changing moments.”
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America ❤️ Our journey has been filled with so many beautiful, heartbreaking, life-changing moments. Animal Planet, 6pm tonight, ‘The Steve Irwin Story’ followed by our brand new show ‘Crikey! It’s The Irwins’. Thank you for sharing this moment with us. Our shows will be airing around the world. Check your local listings for all the details. Love always x
My heart is so incredibly full.
In Australia, you can catch the premiere of Crikey! It’s the Irwins at 6:30pm, Saturday November 3, on Animal Planet.
On Twitter, fans took a moment to share just how much the very first episode meant to them. And, as you can expect, they all absolutely loved it.
5 seconds in, and I'm already crying. My bottom lip is trembling as I watch this first episode of Crikey! It's the Irwins. Steven Irwin was my biggest hero growing up, and when he passed, I was just devestated. And to find out his kids are keeping his legacy going is just amazing— Thorusofer (@thorusofer) October 29, 2018
Already crying and “Crikey, it’s the Irwins” has only been on for 5 minutes.— Molly Duncan (@mollygduncan) October 29, 2018
watching “Steve Irwin’s Story” and now “Crikey! It’s the Irwins” is an incredible blast from my childhood. just makes me so happy to be able to watch his family carry on with his mission ???? @BindiIrwin @RobertIrwin— Faith (@faithalison25) October 29, 2018
No I’m not tearing up watching “Crikey! It’s the Irwins!”— Ric Ellis ???????? (@RicEllis85) October 29, 2018
Why do you ask?
I burst into tears within the first 30 seconds of Crikey It’s The Irwins— ???????? Zeph ???????????? (@OhDeerZeph) October 29, 2018
Y’all, “Crikey! It’s the Irwins” is both making me smile and giving me all the feels. Steve Irwin was probably one of my first childhood “heroes” and to see his family still carrying on his love of animals is so cool! ????— Kelsie Smith (@kelsie4jesus) October 29, 2018
Watching Crikey! It’s the Irwins is truly awe inspiring. @BindiIrwin @RobertIrwin, their mom Terry, and dad(RIP) Steve are honestly some of God’s greatest gifts to this earth.???? I hope to visit their zoo one day and have that much passion for the creatures we share earth with!— Elizabeth Carranza (@elizabaec) October 29, 2018
Crikey! It’s the Irwins what a show ???????? I’m not crying you’re crying!— Karina Castro (@kaychubbb) October 29, 2018
Once again, Crikey! It’s the Irwins will premiere in Australia at 6:30pm, Saturday November 3, on Animal Planet.
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