“Weeks away from the F9 release… in preproduction for the finale that starts only months from now… @meadowwalker sends me this image and tells me how happy the photo makes her feel,” Diesel wrote on Instagram June 6, showing off a 2000-era throwback pic of him and Walker sent to him by his late buddy’s now 22-year-old daughter.

“Naturally, one is filled with emotion, purpose, and ultimately gratitude. Eternal brotherhood can be a blessing beyond words. I hope to make your proud… All love, Always.

Meadow, who was 15 when her dad died, has remained close with Diesel’s whole family, including his daughters, Hania, 13, and Pauline 6, and son Vincent, 11 (who made it to the big screen in his movie debut in F9, playing young Dom).

Asked about a photo Meadow had shared of them together May 29, captioned “family <3,” Diesel told ET He had actually Just Meadow over the phone before we sat down to do the interview.

He laughed and said, “That’s hilarious that you say that.” “I literally just got off her phone. That means everything and it’s why family is so important. It’s about the success and happiness of your soul.”

Diesel walked Meadow down Meadow’s aisle earlier in the month, when she got married. Louis Thornton-Allen in a beachfront ceremony. Her godfather knew more than anyone how proud her dad would have been.

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Original publication June 17, 2021, 5 a.m. PT(*()