Steve Irwin’s 15-year-old son, Robert Irwin is following in his father’s footsteps and seems like the coming generation is going to find their hero in him.

A photo posted by Robert on Twitter on July 3, is perhaps proof, that he is already living up to his father’s legacy, and has the same connection with the animals that his father did.

“Dad and me feeding Murray… same place, same croc – two photos 15 years apart,” he captioned his tweet.

Steve Irwin, known as The Crocodile Hunter, sadly died in 2006, aged 44, after a fatal sting from a stingray.

In addition to becoming a successful wildlife photographer, Robert also often stops by the Australia Zoo, and working with some of the more dangerous animals and entertaining the visitors.

“I think now, even more so than when Dad was around, our wildlife is really being depleted as such an incredibly rapid rate,” said Robert.

“I think it’s so important that we can learn to love and respect all animals and natural places, not just the cute and cuddly creatures.”

Followers were more than emotional at this re-created photo, and couldn’t stop from sharing their sentiments about it.

“Can’t begin to imagine how proud he would be Robert,” one commenter wrote.

Another one said: “GOD he looks so much like his dad. They even have the same legs MY HEART CAN’T HANDLE THIS.”

Robert Irwin and the giraffe, Forest (Robertirwinphotography/ Instagram)

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