Last night on Dancing with The Stars, Bindi Irwin performed a tribute to her late father, Steve Irwin aka "The Crocodile Hunter." Actually, she did a regular dance and then at the end, her dance partner surprised her with a huge photo of her and her dad when she was a little kid. If the show was trying to make her cry, and then the judges cry because she's crying, and then the audience cry because everyone else is crying, it worked. And thankfully, Bindi seemed to find the moment to be an appropriately emotional remembrance celebrating her dad's life, which is probably the best case scenario.
The judges awarded Bindi perfect tens, because this was not the moment to be like, "Your point was lazy! Work harder!" But also Bindi really brought it throughout the contemporary freestyle dance to "Footprints in the Sand" by Leona Lewis, even demonstrating technical proficiency with the presumably very difficult hop-off-the-guy's-shoulders spin move. She's truly come so far since those creepy "all grown up" headlines.