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Vin Diesel Named His Daughter After Paul Walker—Sorry, I Have Something In My Eye

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vin diesel Just when you thought you were finally over Paul Walker‘s death, Vin Diesel is here to basically make you weep. As he does. Earlier today, he announced that his third daughter's name is Pauline, after his late friend and longtime co-star. Can you all just, like, give me a minute? I have something in my eye and I really need some alone time to get it out.

As I'm sure you all know by now—and if you don't, then I'm sorry to be the one to break the news—Paul died in November 2013, and after filming several Fast & Furious films (some might argue that there are about six too many, but I digress), the two of them naturally grew very close. He revealed just how close during his interview on The Today Show—he said:

“I named [my daughter] Pauline. There's no other person that I'm thinking about as I'm cutting this umbilical cord. I knew [Paul] was there and I felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my memory, a part of my world.”

Who knew such a BA action star had such a big heart? This isn't the first time Vin's paid tribute to Paul by way of his children. On the anniversary of his death, Vin posted a picture to Facebook of Paul with his first daughter, Hania Riley, along with the caption,

“He was a part of so much in my life… long personal talks with my mother or babysitting the Alpha Angel… he took a certain pride in being uncle Pablo… after all, we were filming a scene in FF4 the day she was born, and he being the only one I told, encouraged me to go in and cut the umbilicle cord. He was an important part of my transition into fatherhood… that healthy family member, with the most positive outlook on life…A year ago today… a year of mourning… and his absence still leaves me speechless. We miss you Pablo…”

As hard as it was for his fans to say goodbye, I can only imagine how difficult it was for friends and family to do so, too. Paul's memory will forever be a part of Vin's life now, and I can't think of a better way to make that happen.

(Photo: Facebook)

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