Through the course of his career, Mark Wahlberg has jumped on and off of his fair share of moving vehicles, but rarely have they been filled with a group of delighted fans.
On Friday, February 8, Wahlberg surprised a group of tourists cruising through Hollywood by jumping up onto their bus and shouting:
"Happy Friday everyone!!!! Let's all have a blessed weekend!"
Wahlberg posted a photo of the surprise run-in on his Instagram account. Just before the tour bus arrived, Wahlberg posted another video of himself hanging around with fans asking them about where they were from. As the other group makes its way down the street, Wahlberg warns his new friends:
"They're going to get me!"
Twitter couldn't stop chuckling at the tourist's chance encounter:
@markwahlberg Oh Man!...why didn’t this happened to me when we went to Cali...you just never know who your going to bump into! ❤️👍🏻🙌🏻👏🏻— 🌺Rachel🌺 (@🌺Rachel🌺)1549723207.0
@markwahlberg "Say hi to your mother for me".— Ryan. Pip was my dog (@Ryan. Pip was my dog)1549723216.0
@markwahlberg Wish all Hollywood Types would take just a "MOMENT" to thrill some fans who least expect it like Mark… https://t.co/Fx88JAFPaS— Rich Unger (@Rich Unger)1549726105.0
@markwahlberg This just makes me sad to see 2 weeks after I return from CA. But seriously, this is just further evi… https://t.co/hWI7m00stI— ValerieLKenney (@ValerieLKenney)1549724417.0
Wahlberg got a fair share of props for his awesome stunt.
@markwahlberg Cementing your place as my favorite actor!!— Mark Malartsik (@Mark Malartsik)1549728183.0
@markwahlberg I can't figure out who's cooler .... you or your bro @DonnieWahlberg 😳🤣🤘🏼— 2lapU2iLLy (@2lapU2iLLy)1549723614.0
One small act of kindness can make all the difference to an unsuspecting stranger.
@markwahlberg 30 seconds for u and a lifetime of happiness for us mortals. Well done Sir— Mickey Finn (@Mickey Finn)1549724158.0
@markwahlberg This is the only reason I wish I was famous, to be able to stop what I’m doing and have my mere prese… https://t.co/4w3N4W4xCO— Craig Shoemaker (@Craig Shoemaker)1549742047.0
@markwahlberg It's awesome when the wildlife comes right into the vehicle with you, it's great to see how kind and… https://t.co/bXYO9PCKyP— cognizant canuck (@cognizant canuck)1549722907.0
The actor, a Boston native and lifelong Patriots fan, also commented on the fan gear worn by one excited tourist:
"You got to get rid of that Packers jersey, bro."
I only love 2 patriots fans and one of them is Mark Wahlberg. The other one hates me 🥴— Jaded Smith (@Jaded Smith)1549254335.0
Wahlberg's support for the New England NFL team should come as no surprise to any fan of either the actor or star.
Quarterback Tom Brady, who went so far as to tell People he'd like Wahlberg to play him in a movie if the occasion every arose:
"A Boston legend, [from] Dorchester, you know, one of the just 'grind it out' kind of guys. He'd be my choice."
A special announcement from @mark_wahlberg! #SB51 #Patriots https://t.co/RsW8nyKBRg— NFL (@NFL)1486329744.0
The pair have been friends for quite a while, with Brady even visiting Wahlberg on the set of his movie Ted before making a cameo in Ted 2.
What an interview pair for this afternoon's NFL Today. @Mark_Wahlberg sits down to talk Patriots with… https://t.co/vvUePnuu5S— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS)1482078536.0
But as much as Wahlberg loves his Patriots, it seems his fans love him just as much! Thanks for being such a chill guy, Mark.
@markwahlberg Just another reason to love this guy!!Awesome!— c porter (@c porter)1549810026.0
@markwahlberg I love this! Great job. You are awesome.— Cane and Pole 🎣🐟 (@Cane and Pole 🎣🐟)1549764607.0