Meadow Walker Honors Late Father Paul Walker on His 42nd Birthday, Launches Foundation in His Memory

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Meadow Walker is just 16 years old, but she has weathered a lot in her young life. It's no wonder she has the insight to create a foundation in memory of her late father.

Meadow Walker lost her dad, Vin Diesel's sidekick in the Fast and Furious franchise of films, almost two years ago. Paul Walker would have turned 42 on Saturday. His daughter chose to honor him in a couple of ways.

One way involved sharing a photo of her late dad with her when she was just a little girl. The caption of the adorable Instagram post introduces people to the Paul Walker Foundation.

Meadow Walker captioned the post as follows.

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

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On the Paul Walker Foundation's Official Facebook page, the non-profit's "mission is simple: DO GOOD. The Paul Walker Foundation is to serve as an enduring light of Paul's unique spirit, far reaching goals, and spontaneous goodwill. Many of his traits have been passed onto his daughter Meadow, and she’s excited to be carrying on his legacy. One of the key ways she plans to meet this challenge is by helping ocean leaders of tomorrow become beacons in the fight to protect our oceans, wildlife, and ourselves."

The foundation also has a website that features a beautiful shot of Paul and Meadow Walker in more recent years.

Paul Walker died in November 2013 after a car he was riding in crashed.

Meadow Walker isn't the only one to honor her late dad since his passing. When close friend and costar Vin Diesel welcomed his new baby girl in March, he named her Pauline after Paul Walker.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.