Even though it’s been over a decade since the passing of beloved Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, his spirited passion for wildlife is still alive and well in both of his children. This was made especially clear by the youngest Irwin, 13-year-old Robert who appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday along with several of his favorite exotic pals.
Robert Irwin was the spitting image of his father on The Tonight Show and it’s giving us serious Crocodile Hunter nostalgia.
The youngest of the Irwin clan, Robert, is not only the spitting image of his father, but also carries the same infectious enthusiasm for exotic species.
Robert introduced an apprehensive Fallon to an array of adorable exotic creatures including an African dwarf crocodile, a screaming armadillo, a red-tailed boa constrictor, and not one but TWO sloths.
He was captivating in his extensive knowledge about each creature and Fallon even became comfortable petting every one. He even held one of the sloths and we’re beyond jealous.
“It’s so cool to see you like this,” Fallon told the teen. “You’re actually your dad!”
And he couldn’t be more right. There were several points during his appearance where I felt as though I was watching Steve.
Robert also noted that his father had been on The Tonight Show many years ago and he was excited to carry on that tradition.
After the show, he shared an Instagram photo showing he and his dad side by side.
The caption reads:
“It was such an honour to be on the @fallontonight show and follow in my dad’s footsteps. So much fun doing the show with @jimmyfallon 🐍 He is an amazingly kind person and a true Wildlife Warrior!🐊 #fallontonight #wildlifewarrior”
So. Many. Feels.
His big sister Bindi is also carrying on the Irwin legacy by working alongside her mother and brother at the Australia Zoo.
Safe to say, Steve would be very proud.
We love you Irwin family.