Meadow Walker, daughter of late actor Paul Walker, shared with her followers on Instagram a heart-warming photo. She proved that the Fast and Furious franchise is really about family even outside the set.
Meadow Walker is the only daughter of Paul Walker with then-girlfriend Rebecca Soteros. Her name started appearing on tabloids after her famous father died in November 2013 due to a car crash.
She was only 15 years old at the time of Paul’s death. And though the two shared a very special bond, she only got to live with him in 2011 after moving in from Hawaii where she lived with her mother.
Meadow may have lost a father but she gained a family in the process. Everyone knows that Paul and Fast and Furious co-star Vin Diesel (born Mark Sinclair) were very tight. In fact, Diesel is Meadow’s godfather.
And when Paul passed away, Diesel made sure to fulfill his duties as a godfather. He was there for her all throughout and Meadow’s recent Instagram post shows that though they are not related by blood, they are family.
A heartwarming selfie
Meadow, who has now blossomed into a 21-year old lady, shared with her 2.3 million Instagram followers a photo that warmed the heart of many.
It was a smiling selfie together with Diesel’s children Similce, 12, Vincent, 10 and Pauline, 5. The Bloodshot actor’s youngest daughter was born 16 months after Paul’s tragic death. She was named in honor of the 40-year old actor.
In the caption was a short but sweet message. “family, forever,” Meadow wrote. It’s not mentioned what they were doing together but it definitely showed how tight the young model aspirant is with the Sinclair children.
She has become that eldest sister to them, which is something that would have definitely made her dad proud. The picture also displayed how much her dad’s movie series is true in real life.
Although an action film, the Fast saga gave so much emphasis on the theme of family. The brotherly camaraderie between Diesel’s Dominic Toretto and Paul’s Brian O’Conner was not limited in the movies.
They were like brothers ever since the first Fast and Furious movie was released in 2001.
Continuing his father’s legacy
Seven years after Paul died, Meadow continues to make him alive through memories. She even posted a never-seen-before video of Paul last April.
It was just a 16-second video but it made everyone feel mixed emotions. It was a happy content but at the same time, sad at the context. Nonetheless, some fans thanked Meadow for sharing a beautiful memory of Paul.
Fans are also convinced that the late actor really raised his daughter well. According to reports, Meadow launched the Paul Walker Foundation in 2015.
It’s a foundation close to her and her father’s heart as it deals with environment-related issues.
“Growing up in Hawaii I developed a strong connection with the ocean. My father loved the ocean and was always teaching me new things. I want this foundation to do many good things including help others who share my father’s passion,” Meadow Walker explained.
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