Vin Diesel is keeping his late friend Paul Walker's memory alive.
In honor of reaching 60 million likes on Facebook, the actor used the milestone to share a personal and heart-warming new video he made of his pal and "Fast & Furious" co-star Walker, who died in a fiery car crash on Nov. 30.
"A glimpse... of Dom and Brian… off screen," he wrote on Monday night, referring to their "Fast & Furious" characters.
The footage, which runs for 18 and a half minutes, features various clips of them spending time together through the years — both behind-the-scenes and promoting their film franchise. It's often very light-hearted and fun, showing them goofing around (often around cars) and laughing a lot. But it does have more loaded moments — like Walker talking about the car James Dean died in. It ends with a simple but poignant message: "Miss you…"
And, needless to say, you'll need a tissue. It's hard to look at Walker's movie star smile — or his sweet friendship with Diesel — without wondering: What if…
A day before Diesel posted the video, he hinted that he had something special in the works, telling his fans, "You have always been so supportive, especially in these past two months. So, I wanted to share something personal that I worked on through the New Year, in honor of my brother Pablo… Paul."
Diesel, who said he spent the holidays "soul searching," also talked about Walker's noted humanitarian efforts. He was the one who encouraged Walker to visit Haiti after the earthquake — and that's where the fallen star decided to start his charity, Reach Out WorldWide, which Diesel said he helped him name.
And this isn't the first time Diesel has publicly mourned his close pal. Just days earlier, he posted a photo of them laughing together.
"There was always moments of child-like laughter," he wrote. "We had accomplished so much by 2013... P.s. The complexities of Brotherhood, and the painful void… of it's absence."
On Dec. 22, he posted another touching photo — the last scene they filmed together just prior to Walker's sudden death.
Diesel also took to Facebook after Walker's death, sharing his initial reaction — and pain. "When I heard, I immediately flew back to California, and went directly from the plane to his mother's house...," he wrote on Facebook shortly after the tragedy occurred. "I thought they needed my strength, but realized when I got there and broke down before his family, that it was I who needed theirs."
He continued, "His mother hugged me and said I am so sorry... I said sorry? You're the mother who lost a son?... She said yes, but you lost your other half..."
Last week, Walker's autopsy was released, which no doubt caused more pain for his loved ones. It revealed that he and his friend Roger Rodas, who was driving, were traveling at more than 100 miles per hour when they crashed on a Santa Clarita, California, street. Drugs and alcohol weren't factors in their deaths, but they sustained severe injuries during the crash as well as extensive burns.
That's why this video is especially moving. Seeing Walker smiling and laughing is the way he really should be remembered.
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