How Paul Walker's Daughter Meadow Continues to Honor His Legacy

Meadow Walker continues to honor her father, the late Fast & Furious star Paul Walker, with sweet tributes on social media and even counts former co-star Vin Diesel as "family."

By Samantha Bergeson Jun 18, 2021 10:00 AMTags
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Thanks to Meadow Rain Walker, her father Paul Walker is always in fans' hearts and minds. 

The 22-year-old model frequently shares throwback snapshots and never-before-seen family videos on Instagram to commemorate Paul's memory.

On Nov. 30, 2020, Meadow honored the seventh anniversary of the Fast & Furious star's passing after a fatal car accident. "A silly day to remember in sadness," Meadow captioned. "Today's a celebration of the love and happiness you brought to the world. Here's a photo of my best bud & I napping." 

For Paul's birthday on Sept. 12, she similarly called her late dad her "happy place." 

Even former co-star Vin Diesel counts Meadow as "family" while sharing pics of his own daughters spending time with the model. Now, exactly 20 years after the first Fast & Furious film, Meadow is keeping the memory of her father as close as ever. She even shared a text message to Vin with a photo of the 2001 movie that kicked off the blockbuster franchise. "Where the brotherhood began," Vin replied.

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The iconic action star also reposted the same image, writing, "Weeks away from the F9 release...in preproduction for the finale that starts only months from now...@meadowwalker sends me this image and tells me how happy the photo makes her feel."

Keep scrolling to see all of Meadow and Paul's cutest throwback pics that prove she is still honoring his legacy. 

F9 premieres in theaters on June 25. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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." 

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. 

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." 

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. 

"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. 

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" 

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. 

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.

Happy Kisses

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

All the Love

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

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."

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.

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." 

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! 

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 co-star, 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."

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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