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Chandler Powell takes charge with stunning tribute to his birthday gal Bindi Irwin

The Crocodile Hunter's daughter is being snapped up in a whirlwind romance.

By Chloe Lal
Bindi Irwin has officially turned 19, and of course her American beau was at the ready to mark the milestone.
Chandler Powell penned a stunning open love letter, sharing it with everyone on Instagram.
“Happy Birthday for tomorrow to the kindest, strongest, most beautiful soul I have ever met,” he captioned alongside a snap of them holding each on the beach.
“We have been together for years now and loving you will always be the greatest blessing. Every day I aspire to be more like you in the way you work tirelessly for what you believe in and the people you love most, all while carrying the most gorgeous smile.”
“After all the adventures we have experienced together, I can only imagine what the years to come will hold,” the 20-year-old continued.
“You make me smile bigger than I ever knew was possible and give me the most amazing memories that I will carry with me forever. I love you. Happy birthday sweetheart.”

Bindi started dating the professional wakeboarder in November 2013 after meeting at her family's zoo in Queensland.
In a huge example of romance being well and truly alive, the pair maintained a long-distance relationship while Bindi was in Australia and Chandler was a student at the University of Central Florida.
“I’m really blessed and grateful to have him in my life," the birthday gal has gushed about her man in the past.
And the love seems to be getting stronger.
Steve'e daughter shared a series of posts to mark her big day.
In one, she uploaded a sweet couple shot, citing poet S. Khan, "When it comes to love do not ever settle for anything less than magical."

Bindi then reflected on her 19th year, writing a heartfelt message to her fans.
"This sweetheart loves resting his head in your hands for cuddles and scratches. Emu hugs are just one of the many reasons I love living in Australia. What a perfect way to celebrate my nineteenth year in this life," the open letter began.
"This journey has been a blessing and an extraordinary adventure to say the least! To mark this new year of my journey I have been reflecting on the 19 lessons I'm thankful life has taught me...."
Alongside the image of the birthday girl caressing an emu, Bindi shared this list:

Bindi's 19 tips

  1. Your heart is your greatest compass in life
  2. You don't need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends you can be certain of
  3. You can't please everyone, no matter how hard you might try
  4. Words can both hurt and heal
  5. Loyalty means everything
  6. Cherish each day
  7. Sometimes being kind is more important than being right
  8. Maturity is not always measured in age
  9. A challenging day is often cured by a good cup of tea & your favourite book
  10. Embrace positive change
  11. Perfection is boring
  12. Happiness can be a choice
  13. Little things often matter the most
  14. Strive to release worry and self doubt
  15. There is always more than one perspective
  16. Wherever you go, there you are
  17. We only have one Mother Earth, be gentle in the way you live
  18. It's never too late for a new beginning
  19. Love is always the answer

Her profound outlook to life is one Bindi's defining qualities.
And her mum, Terri Irwin, couldn't be prouder of the woman her little girl has become.
Taking to Twitter, the Irwin matriarch shared a sweet image of her daughter and her late husband Steve Irwin.
"Happy birthday @BindiIrwin. Your dad would be so very proud of you and the incredible woman you have become. He loves you always."