Talk about Aussies giving Aussies a helping hand.
The late Steve Irwin received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday in Los Angeles, and according to his daughter, Bindi Irwin, it would never have happened without the help of his friend, Russell Crowe.
According to Bindi, Russell wrote a letter to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, urging them to honour Steve with a star, and while we’ve never imagined the 54-year-old actor in khakis, we’re going to now.
Two days before the big unveiling, Bindi, 19, shared a sweet photo of herself with Russell, taken when she was just a little girl, and giving us some insight into their unlikely friendship.
“As we get ready to unveil Dad’s Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, sending hugs and tremendous gratitude to @russellcrowe,” she wrote.
“Your letter of support helped make this all possible. You’ve been there since the beginning and will always feel like family.”
We’re not crying, you are.
It was an emotional ceremony for the Irwins, with Bindi, mum Terri, 53, and brother Bob, 14, all on hand to honour Steve.
“I never in my wildest dreams imagined this would come true,” Bindi told the crowd, as reported by News.com.au.
“Together we will continue to fight for everything Dad worked so hard for.”
Bindi also paid tribute to her dad on Instagram, sharing a photo of herself with her mum and brother at Steve’s newly unveiled star.
“I’ll remember today forever. Such an emotional moment and beautiful chapter in our lives,” she wrote.
Steve died in September, 2006 aged 44, after being stabbed in the chest by a stingray barb while snorkelling near Port Douglas in Queensland.
Since his untimely death, his family has carried on his legacy, raising awareness and preserving wildlife.
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