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Mark Wahlberg promotes book about Marathon bombing survivor and her rescue dog

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jessica Kensky greets Mark Wahlberg at the Boston premiere of “Patriots Day” on Dec. 14, 2016. Kensky's husband, Patrick Downes, also a bombing survivor, is behind on the left.
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Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jessica Kensky greets Mark Wahlberg at the Boston premiere of “Patriots Day” on Dec. 14, 2016. Kensky's husband, Patrick Downes, also a bombing survivor, is behind on the left.

Mark Wahlberg took to Twitter Saturday to promote Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jessica Kensky’s new children’s book about her relationship with her service dog Rescue.

“It’s an inspiring and heartwarming book for kids of all ages about friendship, acceptance and love . . . things we could all use more of!,” the actor wrote.

“If this doesn’t inspire you, nothing will,” the Dorchester native said while holding a copy of “Rescue & Jessica” in a video he posted to Twitter.

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Kensky and her husband, Patrick Downes, were both depicted in Wahlberg’s 2016 movie “Patriots Day.” After the movie was released, CBS and Lionsgate created a “Patriots Day Charity Campaign” to which Wahlberg reportedly donated $50,000. He has been criticized for not doing more.

Maddie Kilgannon can be reached at maddie.kilgannon@globe.com.