Tyrese is thankful for many things, but one that's perhaps near the top was that Paul Walker introduced him to Vin Diesel.

Posting a slideshow of pictures of the three of them in an Instagram post, Tyrese wrote a heartfelt birthday message to Vin Diesel that included some words about their fallen Fast & Furious co-star. The singer/actor shouted out Walker for making sure that he and Diesel connected in a "real way," a bond that has surely paid dividends for both men personally as well as professionally.

"Didn't wanna mess with the excitement and buzz of a birthday but I just had to put things in perspective-- A proper introduction that leads to a great friendship and brotherhood IS the gift that keeps on giving," added Tyrese at the end of his caption. You can peep the entire post below.