The news of Paul Walkers death yesterday has had an impact on me which I never would have guessed possible.
I never knew Paul personally and wouldn’t call myself a ‘die hard fan’, but I am rattled in a way i would have never imagined after yesterdays events.
Paul, through Brain, in F&F is the reason I got into cars. He is the reason i love hoping in my car and just driving for the sake of driving. No agenda, no plan. Getting behind the wheel and just being refreshed every km I drive. I never grew up a car guy myself, it is only a recent passion of mine. Although where I stand now I couldn’t imagine where, or who I would be without cars in my life, and the passion that they have become. The reason Paul’s passing is so awful, is that i can trace it all back to him. He is who i wanted to be. Who wouldn’t want to be Brian O’Connor.
Knowing how much of a stand up human being and how incredible this mans character was is what makes this even more of a tragedy than it already is. The world is severely laking in people such as Paul Walker, with his community heart and desire to do anything for those in need is inspirational.
I grieve not only for the world’s loss in his passing, but what his family and close friends must be going through in his devastating time. My heart and all my prayers go out to them. I cant imagine the pain they must be going through.
Paul, Thank you. Thank you for being the man you were, on and off the camera. And thank you for being an inspiration, not only to myself but countless others.