Two years after his death, the world still mourns the loss of Paul Walker. The late actor is missed by so many, but no more than his teenage daughter, Meadow. On what would’ve been his 42nd birthday, Meadow penned a beautiful message to her dad on Instagram.
Paul Walker died in 2013 as the result of a horrific car crash, and his loved ones have kept his memory alive in so many ways. Meadow Walker, 16, shared a heartfelt message about her father and what she is doing to remember him on his birthday. It’s passionate and amazing — you have to read it for yourself below.
On September 12, what would’ve been Paul’s 42nd birthday, Meadow shared a sweet photo of her as a toddler being held on the shoulder of her adoring dad. Meadow definitely inherited his beautiful blue eyes! The two made such a beautiful pair. Paul’s daughter accompanied the picture with a deeply important, and sweet message about her father, which contained something significant as well.
“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. I want to share that part of him with others. I am tremendously proud to be launching The #PaulWalkerFoundation (@paulwalkerfdn) on his birthday. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my father. #DoGood“
Wow. What an incredible thing to hear! Paul majored in marine biology in college; launching a foundation that supports his love for the ocean and protecting sea life is a significant tribute to his memory. He was also a compassionate humanitarian who spent his time doing outreach during natural disasters, and helping out firsthand. He headed to Haiti in 2010 to help with the devastating earthquake, and did the same that same year in Chile. He was an amazing man who should be remembered for more than his acting, and Meadow is making sure of just that!
It’s astounding to hear that at just 16 years-old, Meadow has the idea, and maturity, to take on such a huge project. She’s so young, but she loved her father so much. She clearly has a vision she wants to pursue! We hope she’s able to succeed! HollywoodLifers, are you excited hear about the formation of the Paul Walker Foundation? Tell us in the comments and take our poll!
— Samantha Wilson