Vin Diesel showed his softer side in a sentimental post on Instagram
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Vin Diesel has always played the tough guy role on the silver screen but he isn t afraid to show his softer side to his fans.

The 48-year-old actor posted a photo on Instagram of his mother Delora Vincent on Friday, sitting alongside Fast and Furious star Gal Gadot, to wish her a happy birthday.

“Happy birthday to the most wonderful woman I have ever known, my mother,” Diesel wrote. “I love you, mom.”

The XXX actor added that his mother wants him to take her to theater to watch his latest movie, The Last Witch Hunter.

Diesel hasn t only shown he s a good son but a good friend, as well. He wasn t afraid to share his emotions with his fans after the death of close friend Paul Walker in 2013, telling his Facebook followers he flew to visit his costar’s mother to grieve with her.