This week marks almost a decade since the world lost the legendary and iconic 'Crocodile Hunter' the one and only Steve Irwin.
A lot has changed in the world the past ten years since his passing but one thing that definitely hasn't, is the everlasting love and effort to preserve Steve's legacy by the Irwin family. They have been on a rollercoaster of a ride since his tragic passing on the 4th September 2006 and his father Bob, will release a memoir titled The Last Crocodile Hunter: A Father and Son Legacy to be released next month as a tribute to the relationship and legacy they shared.
However, one surprising thing that has emerged from the pages of the book is a letter from a then 32-year old Steve written to Bob and his mother Lyn, that was was only just found earlier this year.
The contents of the letter will break your heart all over again as they reveal personal and intimate thoughts of a youthful Steve.
"Probably one of the most unfortunate things in a ‘Bloke’s Life’ is that it takes over 30 years to realise how essential you have been to build my character, my ethics and, most importantly, my HAPPINESS."
"At 32, I am finally starting to figure it out. In good times and in bad, you were there. Your strength and endurance to raise me will not go unrewarded. My love for you is my strength!"
It's obvious from the personal letter that the Crocodile Hunter had a huge amount of respect and gratitude for his parents which makes the letter such a tough one to read.
"For the rest of my life I will reflect on the unbelievably GREAT times we’ve shared and will continue to share. You’re my best friends!"
The Last Crocodile Hunter: A Father and Son Legacy will be released and available for purchase on the 25th October.