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.
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.
I met Jessica and Patrick while making @patriotsdayfilm ? check out their new book #RescueandJessica, it?s an inspiring and heartwarming book for kids of all ages about friendship, acceptance and love...things we could all use more of! ?? #BostonStrong @rescueboston pic.twitter.com/Aie2W5QVm9— Mark Wahlberg (@markwahlberg) April 14, 2018