Yesterday, we remembered Paul Walker on what would have been his 44th birthday. The actor was involved in a fatal car crash in 2013, and fans and former costars still find it hard to believe that he’s gone. Walker’s 1999 She’s All That costar, Freddie Prinze Jr., even got choked up talking about Walker to, recalling when he first met Walker during the film’s audition process.

Prinze Jr. continued,

And as history revealed, Walker didn’t say no and was cast as Dean Sampson, the jock who challenged his friend Zack Siler, played by Prinze Jr., to turn a nobody into the prom queen.

We’re so glad Prinze Jr. told Walker to take the part. Can you even imagine what She’s All That would look like if Walker wasn’t in it? We shudder at the thought, and are grateful for all Walker gave us in movie magic.