Vin Diesel hopes the next “Fast and the Furious” movie makes the late Paul Walker proud. Sunday, the “F9” star shared an old photo of himself with Walker while reflecting on the film franchise, which turns 20 in June.

Diesel and Walker are smiling wide in the photo that Diesel said was shared with him by Walker’s 22-year-old daughter, Meadow, who also happens to be his goddaughter. “@meadowwalker sends me this image and tells me how happy the photo makes her feel,” Diesel shared on Instagram.

“Naturally, one gets filled with emotion, purpose and ultimately gratitude,” he continued in the caption. “Eternal brotherhood is a blessing beyond words. Hope to make you proud … All love, Always.”

Around the same time as Diesel’s post, Meadow Walker shared a snapshot of a text thread on Instagram. In it is a photograph of herself, wearing what appears to be her father’s sunglasses.

A response, likely from Diesel, reads, “Where the brotherhood began.” Diesel commented on the Instagram post with a simple prayer emoji. Walker died at the age of 40 in 2013 after he was involved in a single-car accident.

The late actor starred in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise as one of its two leads, former FBI agent Brian O’Connor, alongside Diesel’s Dominic Toretto. The two played on-screen spiritual brothers, who became just as close in real life.

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