Vin Diesel delivered copious feels during his acceptance speech at the People’s Choice Awards Wednesday night. Talking on behalf of Furious 7–which scooped up Choice Movie and Choice Action Movie–Vin appeared solemn almost the entire time, and it quickly became apparent why: He was thinking of the late Paul Walker. (Or so it seemed.) Are you crying yet? Don’t worry. We were, too.
Vin started out by thanking the Furious 7 producers and Universal for supporting him, but then he got into Paul. And that’s where things got very heartfelt. Check out what he said below:
“You know, as I was coming up here, I always do this. I say I’m not going to get emotional about, you know, winning these awards, and I was cool when I was sitting in my seat, and then they handed me two awards. One for favorite action movie and one for favorite film. You all thought that this was your favorite film. I think of Dom and Brian and I start to think of Paul. They said to make this short and sweet, so I will try to make this short and sweet. It was a labor of love. My only message to you is you’d be amazed what you can do with love. You’d be amazed at how powerful a force that is. When we didn’t want to come back to filming when the tragedy was too heavy, it was the love of everyone combined that saw us through to the end.”
So touching, right? It gets even more feels-worthy. Vin concluded his speech by singing a few lines of Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” which was a tribute of sorts to Paul.
You won’t be able to get through the speech–which we included below–without crying. Congrats, Vin and Furious 7! Y’all deserve it!
— People's Choice (@peopleschoice) January 7, 2016