Meadow Walker is honoring her late father in the best way possible.
The 17-year-old daughter of Fast & Furious star Paul Walker presented actor Adrian Grenier with the 2016 Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on Saturday, which also marked World Ocean Day. The Entourage star was recognized for his work with the Lonely Whale Foundation, whose mission is to bring people closer to the world’s oceans through education and awareness.
“Honored to share my voice today. Thank you @paulwalkerfdn for recognizing my work with @lonelywhale. #TeamLonelyWhale #DoGood,”; Adrian, 39, captioned a pic on Instagram of himself next to Meadow and Monterey Bay Aquarium executive director Julie Packard.
“Excited to honor my dad’s legacy at our @PaulWalkerFdn Ocean Leadership Award Presentation,”; Meadow also captioned a pensive pic on the beach on Friday, looking out onto the ocean.
Excited to honor my dad’s legacy at our @PaulWalkerFdn Ocean Leadership Award Presentation @MontereyBayAquarium this Saturday. We’ll be presenting a scholarship to Meg Kikkeri and acknowledging @AdrianGrenier’s work with his @LonelyWhale Foundation! #dogood
A photo posted by Meadow Walker (@meadowwalker) on Jun 2, 2016 at 1:05pm PDT
Last September, in honor of what would have been Paul’s 42nd birthday, Meadow announced the official launch of the Paul Walker Foundation, whose simple mission is to “do good.”; The foundation also provides grants and scholarships to selected students and researchers pursuing marine science educations, or working on advancements in the field.
“Reflecting on my father, I found myself reflecting on his passions,”; Meadow wrote about her new endeavor, sharing a sweet childhood photo with her dad. “His passion for the ocean, his passion for rescuing animals, his passion for helping people and his passion for spontaneous goodwill. I wanted to start this foundation because I want to share that piece of him with the world. I want to share that part of him with others.”;
Reflecting on my father, I found myself reflecting on his passions. His passion for the ocean, his passion for rescuing animals, his passion for helping people and his passion for spontaneous goodwill. I wanted to start this foundation because I want to share that piece of him with the world. I want to share that part of him with others. I am tremendously proud to be launching The #PaulWalkerFoundation (@paulwalkerfdn) on his birthday. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my father. #DoGood
ET talked to Hours director Eric Heisserer in December 2013, when he reflected on Paul and Meadow’s close relationship.
“It was important for him to have her close,”; he said about Meadow frequently visiting on set. “We even talked about the fact that he had a tattoo of her name. I saw the connection he had [with her] from that and we agreed not to cover it up for the movie. He had a really special relationship with her.”;
“Paul had so much worry and fear about being a good father, and the right father, to Meadow,”; he added.
For more on Meadow all grown-up, watch the video below: