Meadow was only 15 years old when her father, then 40, was killed in a car crash. In the years since, she has celebrated the Fast and Furious star’s legacy via social media, continuing to let fans know he was more than a Hollywood star: he was also a great dad.
In May 2020, she confessed via Instagram that reminiscing about the California native was her “happy place” — but she wished he was still here with her. Five months later, she shared a throwback photo with her dad, writing via Instagram, “Miss you so so much. Best friend forever and ever.”
Paul welcomed his only child in November 1998 with his ex-girlfriend Rebecca Soteros. In 2015, she launched the Paul Walker Foundation, which promises to “continue to do the work that Paul started,” per the organization’s website. “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.”
Years since her loss, Meadow continues to be “so proud of her dad and goes out of her way to respond to people who send letters or express their love of him and his work,” the source told Us in June 2021. “She posts tributes to him on social media, keeps in touch with the people who were important in his life and generally acts on the advice he gave her whilst he was still alive.”
Per the insider, Meadow believes her father is “looking down and protecting her from heaven.”
Keep scrolling to see her sweetest tributes to her late dad: