What a heartwarming gesture!
Paul Walker's untimely death has affected millions around the world, but instead of focusing on their heartache the people behind the Fast & Furious franchise have chosen to remember and celebrate his giving, charitable spirit.
Following his fatal car crash this past weekend, Universal Pictures announced today that a significant portion of sales from the sixth installment of the series' DVD, Blu-ray and digital releases will go toward Paul’s charity Reach Out Worldwide.
Chairman Donna Langley said:
“With the passing of Paul, the world has lost a man who spent a great deal of his life in service to others. We share in the deep grief of his family, friends and the countless fans who love him. We keep Paul’s memory alive and honor his legacy through continued support of Reach Out WorldWide, the non-profit he founded to give hope to those who must rebuild after they have experienced natural disasters.”
Clearly, losing such a sweet man has inspired the best character in the people who knew him, but he can never be replaced.
Upon news of his fatal death, ROWW's JD Dorfman said:
“Paul wasn’t someone who would just write a check and lend his name to an organization; he was the heart and soul of Reach Out WorldWide. Paul was the first one in and the last one out, he led by example and his hard work and dedication inspired everyone who had the privilege of working with him. He led one of the first teams into the hardest hit areas of Haiti and traveled to Chili to bring water, medical aid and hope after the Earthquake and Tsunami. He ran a chainsaw clearing debris and helping people get back into their homes during the hottest days after the tornadoes in Alabama… Some people play a hero, Paul was a hero. Paul was an honorable, hardworking, dedicated, respectful man with a humble spirit who shared his blessings with those who needed it most. It was an honor and a privilege to be able to work with, learn and look up to someone who walked the walk.”
While Paul's presence is irreplacable and will be sorely missed, at least now his passion for helping others will undoubtedly live on.
With so much kindness shown by the studio already, we're excited to see how Paul will be celebrated in the seventh chapter of Fast & Furious.
CLICK HERE to donate to Reach Out Worldwide!
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