7 years ago, Fast & Furious star, Paul Walker, suddenly and tragically lost his life in a devastating car accident.
The actor left behind his now twenty-one-year-old daughter, Meadow, who regularly pays tribute to Paul on social media. And now, she has shared heartbreaking footage of her and her dad that has never before been seen by the public.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to watch the touching video for yourself...
The tragic death of Paul Walker shocked the world.
via: GettyIt's been 7 years since his untimely death and it's still a sore subject amongst his fans.
Paul Walker was a big name in the film industry.
via: GettyBorn in California in 1973, the star made his big-screen debut in the 1986 horror spoof Monster in Your Closet.
Throughout the '90s, he starred in a slate of TV shows.Including Charles in Charge, Who's the Boss? and The Young and the Restless.
But it didn't take him long to put his TV days behind him...His role in the 1999 flick Varsity Blues earnt him significant attention and turned the heads of critics.
But his breakthrough came with a very well-known franchise.In 2001, Paul landed the role we all know and love him for... starring as Brian O'Conner in The Fast and the Furious.
The flick firmly cemented him as an action-movie mainstay.And he subsequently became the face associated with the smash-hit franchise.
The Fast and Furious was a huge success.The movie grossed an impressive $207.3 million at the box office and ultimately kickstarted the hugely popular franchise.
2 years later, the franchise returned to screens with its first sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious.The movie was even more successful than the first, raking in a whopping $236.3 million in revenue at the box office.
Paul featured in the movie's 4 sequels and short prequel...The actor well and truly kept himself busy.
The star also went on to venture away from the franchise...He starred in other action movies, including Takers, Hours, and Vehicle 19.
But in 2013, the world was left in mourning...
via: ShutterstockPaul tragically passed away on 30th November 2013, aged only forty.
While he was in Santa Clarita, California, attending a charity event, the star was involved in a fatal car crash.He was reportedly in the passenger seat of a Porsche when his friend, who was driving, lost control, causing the vehicle to crash into a tree.
Tributes quickly poured in for the actor.
via: ShutterstockThe world mourned the loss of one of Hollywood's biggest stars.
But, even more heartbreakingly so...
via: GettyIn his untimely death, Paul left behind his daughter, Meadow, who was only fifteen-years-old at the time.
Meadow Walker, who is now twenty-one, lost her dad too soon.
It is truly heartbreaking to see.
In 2015, only 2 years after his death, Meadow launched the Paul Walker Foundation, a charity campaign with the simple mission to "do good."
She truly is her father's daughter.
The video in question has been held close to Meadow's chest for quite some time.
"I never thought I’d share this. But it felt right. Be good. I love you. Stay safe."
It is unclear when or where the footage was taken, but it shows Paul being surprised by his daughter for his birthday.
via: InstagramAfter creeping behind a door and suddenly jumping out on her dad, Meadow can be heard saying "hi" to her surprised dad, who falls on the bed in fits of laughter as she shouts "Happy Birthday!"
She continues to yell "happy birthday" over and over...
via: InstagramAs Paul, still laughing, says: "You scared the hell out of me!"
Meadow then leans in for a hug...
via: InstagramAnd he embraces her tightly, rolling around on the bed with her in fits of laughter.