Monday marks a particularly special day in Boston as the 120th Boston Marathon will be held throughout the city.
This has become even more emotional since the bombing attacks from 2013 transformed the event from an exhibition of human fitness to an expression of human indomitability.
Mark Wahlberg is making a movie about those tragic events, titled Patriots Day.
On Saturday, the Ted star decided to take some time away from filming to stop by the Revere Hotel Boston to visit the 68 members of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital's Race for Rehab team to give an inspiring speech!
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Part of what makes this so cool is not only is Spaulding Rehab the location where 32 bombing survivors were treated following the tragedy, but there are three survivors on the current team — Heather Abbott, Roseanne Sdoia, and police officer Dic Donohue.
Mark showed up in a blue sweatshirt, his Red Sox baseball hat, and some blue jeans as he addressed the small group saying:
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