Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow has paid tribute to the late Fast and Furious actor on what would have been his 48th birthday.
The 22-year-old dug out a sweet childhood throwback of the pair from when she was little and shared it with fans on the star’s birthday on Sunday.
Meadow was just 15 years old when Paul died nearly eight years ago, aged 40, in a car crash in 2013.
‘Daddy, I love you’: Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow, 22, was seen paying tribute to the late star on what would have been his 48th birthday
In the throwback photo, Paul can be seen looking relaxed as he kicked back on a white wooden chair while nestling into daughter Meadow who was looking up to the camera and smiling.
Alongside the adorable snap, Meadow simply posted: ‘Happy birthday daddy, I love you.’
Fans rushed to comment on the post, that has been liked over half-a-million times on the social media platform, and sent Meadow their well wishes, while remembering her famous father.
‘You have a protective angel,’ shared one follower, as another commented: ‘With you always.’
Sweet: The model declared her love for her famous father in the adorable throwback she shared on Paul’s birthday on Sunday (12 September)
A third wrote: ‘Happy birthday legend, the legacy continues,’ while another posted: ‘Happy birthday my favourite @paulwalker, you will always be in our hearts. Promise.’
Meadow, who has made a name for herself as a model in the fashion world, is often seen remembering dad Paul on social media and following his death, she has established a non-profit in his memory.
The non-profit, named The Paul Walker Foundation, is aimed at marine science.
Paul found fame as part of the Fast and Furious franchise alongside fellow actors Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez.
He was in middle of the filming Fast and Furious 7 at the time of his death, with Paul’s brothers Caleb and Cody later standing in for him as filming wrapped.
All grown up: Meadow, who has made a name for herself as a model, has honoured her dad by setting up a non-profit foundation in actor Paul’s name following his death
Heartbreak: Fast and Furious star Paul died aged 40 in a car crash in 2013 while he was filming for the much-loved movie franchise’s seventh movie
Vin Diesel, who is Meadow’s godfather, has said that she too could feature in the much-loved movie franchise – insisting nothing has been ruled out as plans are put in motion for Fast and Furious 10.
In June, the movie talent spoke candidly of his relationship with Meadow and revealed he feels ‘very protective’ over the young catwalk star.
Speaking to Extra, Vin said: ‘She’s the first person on Father’s Day to wish me Happy Father’s Day. To see her with my children is one of the most beautiful things.
‘There are moments when I see her playing with [his daughter] Pauline and it hits me so deep cause I can only imagine what my brother sees when he sees that.
Sweet: Meadow is often sharing throwbacks of herself and Paul together on social media, while remembering the late actor
Adorable: Meadow was just 15 when Paul died and has kept a close relationship with his co-star Vin Diesel, who is her godfather
‘I feel very protective. It goes beyond the movie.’
The same month, he was seen attending the film premiere of the latest Fast and Furious movie – the ninth film in the franchise, titled F9.
On the red carpet, Vin told People that he was missing his late co-star. He said: ‘Some of my best moments in life were going to the premiere and the person, the face that I have at every one of these massive premieres, it was my brother Pablo.’
‘He had come from so far. We surprised the world with this small little film about brotherhood and we would dream about the future… I know he’s here too,’ Vin said.
Meadow had also attended the film premiere in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Close: Vin (R) and Paul (L) had been extremely close during filming and Vin revealed how much he missed his co-star as he attended the Fast and Furious 9 premiere in Hollywood in June (pictured above in 2011)
Strong bond: Vin also spoke of how he feels ‘very protective’ over Paul’s daughter Meadow (pictured above Vin, his daughter Similce Diese, centre, and Meadow in 2019)
In August, she confirmed her engagement to boyfriend Louis Thornton-Allan.
She revealed she is set to wed the actor in a cute clip she shared to Instagram that saw her excitedly showing off her engagement ring while swimming in a luxury pool.
Louis is studying acting at the prestigious Stella Adler school in New York City and recently starred in a music video for Blu DeTiger’s song Vintage.
The pair confirmed they were dating just a month before Louis’ proposal during a desert excursion.
Meadow simply captioned her ring video: ‘<3 <3 <3 <3.’
Loss: Paul found fame in the Fast and Furious franchise, which he was a part of until his death