Didn’t think you’d need your tissues for the People’s Choice Awards? Well, you thought wrong. Vin Diesel made us all choke up when he won two ‘Fast 7’ awards on Jan. 6 — Favorite Action Movie and Favorite Film. So, he paid tribute to the late Paul Walker, in the sweetest way possible.
Vin Diesel has the power to make a whole room cry and that’s exactly what he did at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater in LA when he went on stage to accept two awards. After choking up remembering Paul Walker, his costar and friend who passed away from a car crash, he ended it in the best way: singing “See You Again.” Watch it here.
Here’s the second half of Vin Diesel’s emotional speech:
“You know, as I was coming up here — I always do this, I say, ‘I’m not gonna get emotional about winning these awards,’ and I was cool while I was sitting in my seat, and then, they handed me two awards — one for favorite action movie and one for favorite film. You all thought that this was your favorite film,” he said getting choked up. “So, I think of Dom (his character) and Brian (Paul’s character), and I start to think of Paul.”
He also added that the show asked him to keep it “short and sweet.” Well, it was sweet for sure. He explained that the movie was a full “labor of love,” and that’s what he wanted the audience to know.
“You’d be amazed by what you can do with love. You’d be amazed how powerful a force that is. When we didn’t want to come back to filming when the tragedy was too heavy, it was the love of everyone combined that saw us through to the end. And now I’m standing here, with all of you telling me this was your favorite film of the year,” he said.
“The only thing I can say now is,” he said before starting to sing. “It’s been a long day without you, my friend and I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again. We’ve come a long way from where we began.
Watch the video here: