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Inspiring. Inspirational. Moving.
There are only so many ways to describe the cause that these two men stand for. In a world of hatred, war, and political uncertainty, these two men have banded together for something that we can all stand behind. Something we can look at as the centerpiece for our world’s ideologies. Something we can turn to during times of devastation and turmoil.
Paul fucking Walker.
Two heroes from San Clemente, California stood in front of the city’s high court pleading for a 12-foot tall statue of Paul Walker to be erected at the end of the pier. One wearing a “Bacon” beanie with a Hawaiian shirt and tie; the other wearing a backward hat and a Paul Walker shirt (inspirational quote included). These radical individuals took city council through the highs and lows of their life as defined by Paul Walker’s performance in The Fast And The Furious only to get shot down. But their story is worth telling.
As YouTube commenter Datsunmyson23 stated, “Tuna sandwich scene saved my life.” And I know it may be too soon to say this, but these two guys may have saved mine. We currently live in a world where a Wiz Khalifa tribute to Paul Walker at every single award show just doesn’t do his life justice anymore. For every San Clemente surfer who remembers Paul Walker with every tasty wave, there’s a kid that’s brought into the world who may never know what an upstanding guy Brian O’Conner was, is, and will forever be.
While sure, the message these two men was completely and utterly diminished by the suits that they stood before, the words that came from their mouths will live forever. Nevermind the fact that one couldn’t pronounce “melancholy” and the other couldn’t read his shirt’s inspirational Paul Walker quote upside-down for more than a few words. What this world lacks is generosity, care, and empathy that these two have.
I urge you to call the San Clemente City Council at (949) 361-8322 to let them know your thoughts for this. Paul Walker forever. .