Paul Walker's 'Fast and Furious' Family Post Touching Tributes On His Birthday
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'Normally today I would be planning how to embarrass you with a birthday cake. Haha. Instead I reflect on how lucky I am to call you my brother," shared Vin Diesel.

It's been six years since the tragic death of Paul Walker.

And the actor, who would be turning a young 46 on Thursday, received touching tributes on his birthday from his friends and family on social media.

'Normally today I would be planning how to embarrass you with a birthday cake. Haha. Instead I reflect on how lucky I am to call you my brother,' wrote Vin Diesel who co-starred with Walker in "The Fast And The Furious" franchise.

"The tears never go away, but they change... from that of mourning to that of grace. We only hope to make you proud,' he added.

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So much to tell you... so much to share... as you know, we have been filming in Scotland. We threw a party for the crew last night in appreciation for all of their hard work. It was one of those moments that so often in the past we were together smiling and getting everyone drunk, especially Justin. Haha. Who by the way would make you so proud with what he is accomplishing with this film. Nathalie was there, in her loving spirit. Oh, and John Cena was there, who you would just love. His gratitude is palpable... and knowing you, you would just want him to win. This week the studio came to meet about the next chapter, your ears were ringing again. You would have gotten a kick out of the fact that we met in a chapel. It was profound... normally today I would be planning how to embarrass you with a birthday cake. Haha. Instead I reflect on how lucky I am to call you my brother. The tears never go away, but they change... from that of mourning to that of grace. We only hope to make you proud. Speaking of which, guess what message I woke up to... your daughter. Meadow sending me love on this day. Wow, she knows me so well. She has your heart. Happy birthday... it’s amazing, but somehow you continue to make the world a better place.

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The action star revealed Walker's daughter Meadow, 20, reached out to him on her father's birthday.

"Guess what message I woke up to... your daughter. Meadow sending me love on this day. Wow, she knows me so well. She has your heart. Happy birthday... it’s amazing, but somehow you continue to make the world a better place."

Meadow was also mentioned in Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's post. The "Jumanji" star is known to keep quiet on the subject of his dear friend Walker.

Alongside a red carpet photo of himself and Walker, Johnson wrote "I never post about my friend. Personal thing, but I prefer to keep our memories and bond private and quiet. But something about today compelled me as a moving reminder of how fragile life is for all of us. It’s Paul’s birthday and rightfully so, his legacy celebrated around the world.

"Our friendship was bonded over our daughters, Meadow & Simone and the pride and protection we took being their fathers. And recently, I got a scare when I almost lost another friend on the road. All this stuff got me thinking about how beautiful, yet wildly unpredictable life is. We never know what’s around the corner, so we gotta live as greatly as we can in the honor of our loved ones and ancestors who are no longer with us. Manuia le aso fanau, my friend,' he added.

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I never post about my friend. Personal thing, but I prefer to keep our memories and bond private and quiet. But something about today compelled me as a moving reminder of how fragile life is for all of us. It’s Paul’s birthday and rightfully so, his legacy celebrated around the world. Our friendship was bonded over our daughters, Meadow & Simone and the pride and protection we took being their fathers. And recently, I got a scare when I almost lost another friend on the road. All this stuff got me thinking about how beautiful, yet wildly unpredictable life is. We never know what’s around the corner, so we gotta live as greatly as we can in the honor of our loved ones and ancestors who are no longer with us. Manuia le aso fanau, my friend. #livegreatly #pw

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And Meadow shared a sweet black and white photo of herself and her father on Instagram with the caption "happy birthday to the loveliest soul I’ll ever know."

Walker died in a car accident with his friend Roger Rodas on November 30, 2013. Rodas was driving a Porsche Carrera GT when it crashed at a speed of more than 100mph, killing both passengers instantly.

Meanwhile, several of Walker's other "The Fast And The Furious" co-stars joined in the testimonials for the beloved actor's milestone.

"I miss your laugh, your giant hugs, your ability to make everyone feel seen. I miss you every day. Your legacy lives on everyday through your beautiful daughter Meadow," shared Jordana Brewster alongside a black and white photo of Walker beaming.

Tyrese Gibson posted a picture of himself sitting next to Walker with the caption "I miss you everyday bro with my whole heart! You were truly a friend and brother in deed... Your trailer on set was always next to mines. You gave some of the best hugs... Your laughter was infectious once you started laughing it would change the mood of any room or anyone that was around."

The model/actor also spoke of Walker's daughter in his heartfelt Instagram. "Ps I ran into your angel Meadow she was in town to visit Vin, Paloma and the kids and my mind was blown from how tall, beautiful how strong she is- and has been...."

And fans shared their kind words for the "Eight Below" alum on Twitter.

"Happy birthday to this beautiful soul who unfortunately is not with us anymore, I miss him everyday!" wrote one social media user.

Another added "Happy Birthday to the legend himself. The guy who made me fall in love with cars such a long time ago. Still can’t believe you're gone. Also my first crush til this day lol"

"In celebration of #PaulWalker birthday today,... let's not forget that Paul Walker starred in two of my favorite teen movies of late 90s: "Varsity Blues" and "She's All That"" a longtime fan shared as well.

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