Diesel: Protect your innocence

Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel values his “innocence”.

The 46-year-old actor admits that although he’s known for his tough-guy image, maintaining a childlike perspective is important.

Sharing a fresh-faced photo from his youth on Facebook, Vin wrote on Thursday: “Protect your innocence. Our innocence allows us to do what the practical mind prohibits.”

The burly star has been posting frequently on his Facebook page in recent months following the death of his Fast & Furious co-star and “brother” Paul Walker last November.

Earlier this month, Vin paid a touching tribute to the actor, posting several photos and messages about the memories they shared on set.

“There was always moments of child-like laughter…” he wrote above a photo of the pair smiling.

“We had accomplished so much by 2013… P.s. The complexities of Brotherhood, and the painful void… of it’s absence. (sic)”

Paul was only age 40 when he lost his life alongside longtime friend Roger Rodas on November 30.

Roger was driving a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT when he hit a utility pole and the car burst into flames in Santa Clarita, California. Both men, the only passengers, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Paul played one of the lead characters, Brian O’Conner, in the Fast & Furious franchise and was working on the seventh installment prior to the accident.

Vin previously revealed in a Facebook post fans will be able to see Paul in Fast & Furious 7 in April 2015.

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