Robert Irwin Jr. passes his driving test and takes his late father Steve’s ute for a ride

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Robert Irwin Jr. passes his driving test and takes his late father Steve’s truck for a ride to visit his niece Grace in the hospital

Robert Irwin Jr. is officially a P-plater.

And to celebrate becoming a licensed rider, the 17-year-old took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce the exciting milestone.

“Passed my driving test!” he wrote next to a photo of himself with a red P-plate standing in front of his late father Steve Irwin’s truck.

First solo ride: Robert Irwin Jr.  is officially a P-plater, and to celebrate becoming a driver's license, the 17-year-old made his first solo trip on Wednesday to visit his newborn niece's hospital

First solo ride: Robert Irwin Jr. is officially a P-plater, and to celebrate becoming a driver’s license, the 17-year-old made his first solo trip on Wednesday to visit his newborn niece’s hospital

Pictured: Steve on the back of his pickup truck in 2002. Crocodile hunter died in September 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray

Pictured: Steve on the back of his pickup truck in 2002. Crocodile hunter died in September 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray

Family: Robert learned to drive his late father Steve’s famous pickup truck (pictured in 2002)

The proud uncle also revealed that his first ride was ‘super special’.

“I took my dad’s old ute to see Grace in the hospital right after she was born,” he said.

Robert’s niece Grace Warrior Irwin Powell is the first child of his sister Bindi and husband Chandler Powell. The couple announced their birth on Friday.

In his first photo with his niece on Tuesday, Robert stared at little Grace the same way his late father Steve looked at him when he was a newborn.

Let the uncle adventures begin! I love you so much, Grace, ”Robert wrote.

See double!  In his first photo with his niece on Tuesday, Robert stared at little Grace the same way his late father Steve looked at him when he was a newborn.

See double!  In his first photo with his niece on Tuesday, Robert stared at little Grace the same way his late father Steve looked at him when he was a newborn.

Pictured: Steve stares at his son shortly after he was born in December 2003. On the left is a young Bindi Irwin

Pictured: Steve stares at his son shortly after he was born in December 2003. On the left is a young Bindi Irwin

See double! In his first photo with his niece on Tuesday (left), Robert was staring at little Grace the same way his late father Steve had looked at him when he was a newborn (right)

Fans were quick to comment on the uncanny resemblance between Robert and his father and share their thoughts on Twitter.

‘Do you want to know how emotional I am? I cried when I saw the photos of Robert Irwin holding his sister’s baby and the photo of his father holding him as a baby, ‘one person wrote.

A second commented, “ROBERT IRWIN LOOKS AS MUCH AS HIS FATHER AND HIM WITH THE BABY HAVE GRACE TO ME.”

History repeats itself: fans were quick to respond to the uncanny resemblance between Robert and his dad, sharing their views on Twitter

History repeats itself: fans were quick to respond to the uncanny resemblance between Robert and his dad, sharing their views on Twitter

History repeats itself: fans were quick to respond to the uncanny resemblance between Robert and his dad, sharing their views on Twitter

Bindi and her husband Chandler announced the birth of their daughter Grace Warrior Irwin Powell on Friday.

Grace was born on the couple’s first wedding anniversary.

In a lengthy Instagram post, the new mom explained that the baby’s middle name was inspired by her late father, who coined the term ‘Wildlife Warrior’.

Baby Joy: Bindi Irwin, 22, and Chandler Powell, 24, welcomed their first child together on Friday, a daughter named Grace

Baby Joy: Bindi Irwin, 22, and Chandler Powell, 24, welcomed their first child together on Friday, a daughter named Grace

Baby Joy: Bindi Irwin, 22, and Chandler Powell, 24, welcomed their first child together on Friday, a daughter named Grace

Adorable: 'There are no words to describe the infinite amount of love in our hearts for our sweet baby girl,' wrote Bindi

Adorable: 'There are no words to describe the infinite amount of love in our hearts for our sweet baby girl,' wrote Bindi

Adorable: ‘There are no words to describe the infinite amount of love in our hearts for our sweet baby girl,’ wrote Bindi

She wrote: ‘March 25, 2021. I celebrate the two loves of my life.

Happy first anniversary to my beloved husband and birthday to our beautiful daughter.

‘Our graceful warrior is the most beautiful light. Grace is named after my great-grandmother and relatives in Chandler’s family dating back to the 18th century. ‘

'Her middle names, Warrior Irwin, are a tribute to my father and his legacy': Bindi paid tribute to her late father Steve by referring to him in Grace's middle names

'Her middle names, Warrior Irwin, are a tribute to my father and his legacy': Bindi paid tribute to her late father Steve by referring to him in Grace's middle names

‘Her middle names, Warrior Irwin, are a tribute to my father and his legacy’: Bindi paid tribute to her late father Steve by referring to him in Grace’s middle names

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