Paul Walker’s mother shared a heartfelt message with the late actor’s fans during a charity event, saying that her son lives on in “all of you”.
Actor Vin Diesel took to Facebook Live on Saturday evening to show his support for Walker’s charity Reach Out Worldwide.
“Paul was very, very instrumental in my segue into fatherhood. He was the one that told me to go to the hospital. He’s the one that told me to cut the umbilical cord,” Diesel shared while hanging out with Walker’s father.
“He was the only person that knew, in California, that I was about to have a child.”
“He must’ve been Godsend because he put me on the right path,” the actor continued.
And while the duo starred together in several of the franchise’s movies, it was while shooting for the original Fast & Furious where they became close.
“When we did the first Fast & Furious, I was already 30 years old or something, but he was a father. When we were in the cars in between takes, he would tell me, ‘Hey, Vin, it’s not a scary thing to become a father’, [and] give me all the good advice,” he shared.
“Next thing you know, I am a dad, which is why I named my daughter Pauline because of the credit that Paul Walker deserves in my personal life.”
Reach Out Worldwide is a non-profit rapid response team committed to providing critical aid to those affected by natural disasters and humanitarian crises.
“My son lives on in all of you. It makes his work continue here on Earth and I know he’s watching over us as we do this,” Paul’s mom Cheryl shared on Diesel’s Facebook.
“I’m grateful for all my children but especially Cody working on this to keep ROWW going. It just makes my heart sing. I miss Paul, but he keeps working.”
Walker died in a car crash on November 30, 2013.