Meadow Walker Pays Tribute to Dad Paul Walker 10 Years After His Death

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Meadow Walker is honoring her late dad. 

On the 10th anniversary of Paul Walker‘s tragic death, his daughter shared a sweet memory of her surprising the Fast and the Furious actor on his birthday. 

“You just scared the hell out of me,” he says in the video, laughing before pulling her in for a hug. “What the hell are you doing? No way! No way!” 

Alongside the throwback video, the 25-year-old wrote a heartfelt message to her dad, captioning the Nov. 30 post, “10 years without you… I love you forever.”

Jordana Brewster, who played Paul’s on-screen love in the action franchise, also posted a tribute video montage on Instagram, echoing Meadow in noting, “10 years without you.”

In the decade since Paul’s fatal car accident, Meadow has shared her journey with grief, including how she still feels the Varsity Blues actor’s presence when she needs him most.

“For me, it’s numbers, four and seven are my dad’s favorite numbers,” she shared with E! News in May at the Fast X premiere in Italy. “And I swear whenever I’m doubting anything or whenever I’m in an argument with someone or anything, I start seeing four and seven everywhere. So I always know that it’s him.”

And the model is grateful to have the Fast family riding for her. In fact, Paul’s longtime pal Vin Diesel even walked the Meadow down the aisle when she married Louis Thornton-Allen in 2021, with Jordana joining in to celebrate her nuptials.

And it was an honor that the Marvel star didn’t take lightly, recalling a 2008 conversation with before the birth of his daughter Hania Riley Sinclair.

“I told you that I was about to have a baby and didn’t know what to expect at the hospital which I was heading to after work. Will never forget what you told me,” Vin wrote on Instagram on the eighth anniversary of Paul’s death in 2021. “You said a lot of tough guys will tell you to wait out side of the delivery room, but that’s wrong. Go in there, actually cut the umbilical cord and it will be the best day of your life.”

He continued, “The same angel that you helped me prepare for in the most beautiful way with your brotherly advice is the same angel that precious Meadow asked to be her Maid of Honor. How could I have known that back on the 2008 set of Fast… but maybe somehow you did.”

Keep reading to see some of Meadow and Paul’s sweetest moments together.

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20 Years Later

Meadow Walker shared a text message between her and dad Paul Walker‘s co-star Vin Diesel, with Diesel writing, “Where the brotherhood began” with prayer emojis. The image shows Paul and Vin at an event for the first Fast & Furious film from 2001. “20 years later…” Meadow captioned in June 2021 ahead of the F9 premiere on June 25. 

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It’s All About Family

Meadow shared a photo with Vin Diesel and daughter Hania Sinclair, adding “family <3" in May 2021. Vin commented, "All love, Always...." while Ludacris added a prayer emoji.

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Scrapbook Memories

Meadow simply captioned “miss you” to a series of throwback photos of her and dad Paul celebrating her birthday on May 22, 2021. 

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Legends Only

“Legend. Miss you,” Meadow wrote in April 2021 under a screenshot of a text message showing her and a cartoon Vin Diesel together. 

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Sleeping Beauties

The father-daughter duo take a nap together as Paul holds Meadow in his arms. “A silly day to remember in sadness,” Meadow captioned on Nov. 30, 2020, the seven-year anniversary of his fatal accident. “Today’s a celebration of the love and happiness you brought to the world. Here’s a photo of my best bud & I napping.” 

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BFFs

Paul was a picture perfect father while holding a camera to capture daughter Meadow’s curtsy. “Miss you so so much, best friend forever and ever,” Meadow wrote in Oct. 2020. 

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Twinning

“The moment I realized we are twins,” Meadow captioned a gorgeous photo of her and dad Paul Walker on Sept. 12, 2020. “Happy birthday to the most beautiful soul.” 

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Family First

Meadow captioned a cute pic of her and Vin Diesel‘s kids, “family forever.” It’s clear Paul and Vin were more than just Fast & Furious co-stars. 

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“Happy Place”

The adorable father-daughter duo play together in an adorable old photo. Meadow calls thinking of her dad her “happy place” in May 2020. 

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Surprise!

Meadow shared a never-before-seen video of her surprising dad Paul. I never thought I’d share this. But it felt right,” Meadow wrote in April 2020. “Be good. I love you. Stay safe. xx” 

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All Smiles

Proud dad Paul Walker grins beside daughter Meadow Walker in a sweet snapshot. “happy birthday to the loveliest soul I’ll ever know,” Meadow captioned the throwback pic on Sept. 12, 2019. 

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Cheese!

A young Meadow Walker flashes a big smile to the camera in this throwback photo she posted to Instagram in April 2015. The then-16-year-old shared the pic shortly after attending Coachella, where she hung out with Fast and Furious friends Vin Diesel and Elsa Pataky.

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Happy Kisses

Meadow shared this cute flashback photo to Instagram in memory of her unforgettable dad for Father’s Day 2015.

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All the Love

Sharing this adorable pic with her proud daddy on his 41st birthday, Meadow wrote on Instagram, “Happy Birthday, I love you.”

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Baby Doll

On the one-year anniversary of her dad’s tragic death, Meadow posted this touching tribute photo on Instagram, simply saying, “I love you.”

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Blue Eyed Babes

“Reflecting on my father, I found myself reflecting on his passions. His passion for the ocean, his passion for rescuing animals, his passion for helping people and his passion for spontaneous goodwill. I wanted to start this foundation because I want to share that piece of him with the world,” wrote Meadow on her inaugural Instagram post for The Paul Walker Foundation on September 12, 2015.

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Pool Time

Meadow posted this super cute pool pic to Instagram on July 20, 2016, to raise awareness for The Paul Walker Foundation and its mission to “do good.” On the website, a quote by film producer Brandon Birtell about his close friend is featured on the main page: “Paul was the kind of person that valued and respected others. He would go out of his way to do the simplest things from stopping to open the door for others, making sure he looked someone in the eye when they were speaking, or help someone that clearly needed to be helped.” 

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Flower Child

Paul’s daughter posted this throwback photo of the two dancing together to her over 1.5 million Instagram followers on September 12, 2017. She encouraged her followers to do good, writing, “In honor of my dad’s birthday today, we’re challenging you to DO GOOD! Share a video or photo of your random act of kindness and nominate 4 people to join the challenge! 

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Tongue’s Out!

Gleefully sticking out her tongue, little Meadow jokes with her dad in this flashback photo she posted after Fast and Furious 7‘s first trailer aired. Since Paul’s passing, Meadow has been working on moving forward while remembering her dad, and Tyrese Gibson, Paul’s former costar, revealed in an interview with People in April 2015, “She’s really focused on her education and just spending a lot of quality time with her friends. That brings her a lot of joy.”

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Black and White Studs

This sweet photo is the cover picture of The Paul Walker Foundation website, which promises to “continue to do the work that Paul started. 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. Paul’s passion for the ocean, a curious mind and a spontaneous heart lives on in The Paul Walker Foundation.” 

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