Vin Diesel is doing his part to make sure his friend and co-star’s legacy will never be forgotten.
The Fast & Furious star headed to Facebook Live Saturday evening to show his support for Paul Walker‘s charity Reach Out Worldwide. Along the way, fans got to hear another inspiring story of the actor who passed away too soon.
“Paul was very, very instrumental in my segue into fatherhood. He was the one that told me to go to the hospital. He’s the one that told me to cut the umbilical cord. He told me to cut the umbilical cord,” Vin shared while hanging out with Paul’s father. “He was the only person that knew, in California, that I was about to have a child.”
“He must’ve been Godsend because he put me on the right path,” Vin continued. “He set me up.”
And while the pair was able to star together in several of the franchise’s movies, it was the original Fast & Furious where the good advice first began.
“When we did the first Fast & Furious, I was already 30 years old or something, but he was a father. When we were in the cars in between takes, he would tell me, ‘Hey, Vin, it’s not a scary thing to become a father’ [and] give me all the good advice,” he shared. “Next thing you know, I am a dad, which is why I named my daughter Pauline because of the credit that Paul Walker deserves in my personal life.”
Almost three years after Paul’s death, both his co-stars and family including brother Cody Walker are continuing to support his charity. Reach Out Worldwide is a nonprofit rapid response team committed to providing critical aid to those affected by natural disasters and humanitarian crises.
“I want to say thank you to all of you for all your support. My son lives on in all of you. It makes his work continue here on Earth and I know he’s watching over us as we do this,” Paul’s mom Cheryl Walker shared on Vin’s Facebook while trying to hold back tears. “I’m grateful for all my children but especially Cody working on this to keep ROWW going. It just makes my heart sing. I miss Paul, but he keeps working. Thank you everybody.”
“It’s a bit of Paul that we still have and we miss him and we love him and we’re all here to support him,” Cody added in a separate video. “And that’s it’s baby.”
Find out how you can help by visiting Reach Out Worldwide’s website here.