Anyone who's a fan of the Fast and Furious franchise, knows that Vin Diesel and Paul Walker shared a bond stronger than mere colleagues - the two were basically brothers. In fact, following Paul Walker's untimely and tragic death, Vin has continued to honor his fallen friend with touching tributes to the man he calls his "brother Pablo."
Years after Walker and Diesel met on the set of The Fast and the Furious, Vin is preparing to launch the latest installment of the series, The Fast of the Furious, however it's clear from a recent Instagram post that Walker is still never far from Vin's mind, and how much the memory of his friend has helped him through the process of making The Fate of the Furious:
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Sharing a picture of the pair together after winning the MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo in 2002, Vin wrote:
The arduous road to production, the challenging task of filming this latest chapter. The record breaking trailer debut and the shocked world at what the dark road implied... you Pablo have given me strength... purpose and resolve. I promised you we would make something you would be proud of and I pray that we have... miss you. Family above everything!
Anyone else feeling a little emotional?
There's no doubt that aside from the fact that Vin is making the film to honor Paul, the eight film in the franchise will be an emotional roller coaster, with Diesel's character, Dom appearing to be pulled back into the world of crime by Charlize Theron's character Cipher. But will Dom come to his senses and return to Letty and the Fast family? Well, we can't be sure but we're all hoping so.
The Fate of the Furious hits cinemas on April 14, 2017.