While receiving the Generation Award for the Fast and the Furious film franchise at the MTV Movie & TV Awards, with co-stars Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and Tyrese Gibson, Vin Diesel was particular in remembering his friends especially the late actor, Paul Walker who died in an auto crash back in 2013
In his acceptance speech Diesel said;
“In 2002, I was standing on this stage, and MTV had given Paul Walker and I an award for Best Duo. And now, 15 years later, I’m with my whole family, and you’re giving us the Generation Award.”
The star appreciated the franchise’s directors and Universal Pictures, as well as the legion of fans who supported the films for a decade and a half.
“Most importantly, I got to thank our generation. I got to to thank, a generation that was willing to accept this multicultural franchise where it didn’t matter what color your skin was or what country you are from, when you’re family, you’re family.”
Vin Diesel wasn’t done until he had sent a special appreciation to his late pal, whom he calls Pablo;
“I could never stand on the stage and talk about Fast and Furious without giving love to my brother, Pablo, our brother Pablo, we hope you are proud, thank you so much.”