Gone but never forgotten. Since Paul Walker’s death in 2013, his daughter, Meadow Walker, has ensured that his memory is kept alive.
Meadow was just 15 when her father, then 40 years old, was killed by a car accident. She has been a proud mother to many children in the years that followed. Fast and Furious star’s legacy via social media, continuing to let fans know he was more than a Hollywood star: he was also a great dad.
In May 2020, she confessed via Instagram that reminiscing about the California native was her “happy place” — but she wished he was still here with her. Five months later, she shared a throwback photo with her dad, writing via Instagram, “Miss you so so much. Best friend forever and ever.”
Paul and his ex-girlfriend welcomed their only child in November 1998. Rebecca Soteros. Meadow was just a toddler. The Fast and FuriousHe premiered the movie in June 2001. But, the relationships he made with his costars are long-lasting.
“I was 2 years old when the journey began,” Meadow wrote in June 2021 in honor of the 20th anniversary of the movie franchise. “Blessed to have my Fast family by my side.”
Paul’s costar Vin Diesel is Meadow’s godfather and has protected her like she is one of his own kids. The Guardians of the Galaxy actor has said that Meadow is the first person to wish him a happy Father’s Day every year. (The Pacifier star shares children Hania, Vincent PaulineWith Paloma Jiménez.)
“To see her with my children is one of the most beautiful things,” he told Additionalin June 2021. “There are moments when I see her playing with [my daughter] Pauline and it hits me so deep, ’cause I can only imagine what my brother [Paul] sees when he sees that.”
Diesel even walked his goddaughter down her aisle in the place of her father at her October 2021 marriage to Louis Thornton – Allan. “Meadow counts Vin and his kids as family and will talk to them on days she’s struggling, and she has their backs too,” a source exclusively told Us WeeklyFour months before.
Social media isn’t the only place Meadow honors the late Joy Ride actor. In 2015, she launched the Paul Walker Foundation, which promises to “continue to do the work that Paul started,” per the organization’s website. “We are focused on his passions and dedicated to his legacy. He is always in our hearts and we are reminded daily to do good and live life like Paul.”
Years since her loss, Meadow continues to be “so proud of her dad and goes out of her way to respond to people who send letters or express their love of him and his work,” the source told UseIn June 2021. “She posts tributes to him on social media, keeps in touch with the people who were important in his life and generally acts on the advice he gave her whilst he was still alive.”
Per the insider, Meadow believes her father is “looking down and protecting her from heaven.”
Scroll down to see her sweetest tributes of her late dad.