Robert Irwin Tells Niece Grace She Looks 'Groovy' During Car Hangout: 'Rock On, Dude'

Robert Irwin has always shared a close bond with his toddler niece, sister Bindi's daughter Grace

<p>Robert Irwin/Instagram</p> Robert Irwin and niece Grace

Robert Irwin/Instagram

Robert Irwin and niece Grace

Robert Irwin enjoys time hanging out with his niece.

On Thursday, the Crikey! It's the Irwins star, 20, enjoyed some quality time with sister Bindi Irwin's daughter, Grace Warrior, 2½. He shared a glimpse at their time together in an Instagram Reel.

The two sit in a car together, with Robert watching as Grace adjusts her sunglasses and glances over at the camera.

"Nice one! You look very groovy," he compliments the toddler.

"Rock on, dude," he says to Grace, which she repeats back to him as she works on mimicking his hand gesture.

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Last summer, Grace watched on, safely in Mom's arms, as her uncle and dad fed an alligator. When he explained in the video that “Grace is gonna watch feeding the alligators,” the toddler adorably responded, “Kachow.”

Bindi could then be heard saying, “We’re gonna watch Uncle Robert and Dada feed the alligators,” referring to her husband and Grace’s dad Chandler Powell.

“Grace is counting the alligators,” Robert explained after jumping over the fence.

<p>Robert Irwin/Instagram</p> Robet Irwin feeds alligator (L), Grace Warrior watches with mom Bindi Irwin (R)

Robert Irwin/Instagram

Robet Irwin feeds alligator (L), Grace Warrior watches with mom Bindi Irwin (R)

In October, Bindi shared an Instagram Reel, explaining that the family took daughter Grace to Australia Zoo's Elephant Gift Shop to go on a stuffed animal shopping spree in celebration of her "unbirthday."

"We have a family tradition of celebrating ‘unbirthdays’ when you turn a half ❤️," she explained. "Happy two and a half unbirthday to our beautiful Grace Warrior."

The video showed the sweet toddler naming the different animals as she perused the selection, holding as many as she could in her arms before passing some off to mom.

"So much happiness in one video. I love you both ❤️," Powell commented.

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