Meadow Walker Shares Touching Tribute to Her Father Paul Walker on His 42nd Birthday
By Desiree Murphy
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In honor of what would have been Paul Walker's 42nd birthday, the late actor's daughter, Meadow, shared a touching tribute to her dad. Alongside an adorable throwback photo of the two, which was posted on Instagram Saturday morning, the 16-year-old announced the official launch of the Paul Walker Foundation.
"I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my father," she wrote.
Paul, who passed away in a tragic car crash in 2013, was best known for his role as Brian O'Conner in The Fast and the Furious films. His real passion, however, was the ocean. He studied marine biology and when he wasn’t on set, he spent most of his time by the water.
"Reflecting on my father, I found myself reflecting on his passions," Meadow continued. "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. I want to share that part of him with others."
The Instagram account for the foundation already has 17.8K followers, and the mission is simple: Do good.
The foundation listed one of Paul's former quotes -- "When you put good will out there it’s amazing what can be accomplished" -- as part of their mission statement, and following in his footsteps is exactly what they're planning to do.
"Many of his traits have been passed onto his daughter Meadow. Meadow is excited to be carrying on his legacy. One of the key ways she plans to meet this challenge is by helping ocean leaders of tomorrow become beacons in the fight to protect our oceans, wildlife, and ourselves," the official site states.
Meadow isn't the only one reflecting on her dad's life today. Here's a look at some of the other tributes that family, friends and other celebrities have posted to their social accounts: