Mark Wahlberg is mourning the victims of Monday's Boston Marathon bombings.

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night to promote his Michael Bay-directed action comedy with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Pain and Gain, the native Bostonian got emotional as he talked about the terrorist attack that took the lives of three people and injured over 180.

"It's horrible. It's horrible, man," Wahlberg told the late-night host. "I just ask everybody to just please pray for the people of Boston and all their families. And especially the Richard family."

The 41-year-old actor was referring to the tragic death of 8-year-old Martin Richard, whose mother and sister were also severely injured in the blasts.

"Everybody's OK, but we have some people that we know that were affected by it," he added. "We just gotta do everything we can to help those families."

As for how the incident affected him personally, Wahlberg said: "I just wanted to rush home today and hug my kids. And you know, it's a crazy world that we're livin' in."

Meanwhile, Jon Stewart opened last night's episode of The Daily Show with a touching tribute to Beantown.

"I'm just gonna say this to Boston. Thank you. Thank you for once again in the face of gross inhumanity inspiring and solidifying my belief in humanity and the people of this country," said the funnyman. "So thank you for everything that you've done."

Stewart also pointed out the strong "sibling rivalry" New York City and Boston have—and not just because of the longstanding feud between the Yankees and the Red Sox.

"We are your brothers and sisters in this type of event. As the city that knows the feeling of confusion, anger and grief and chaos that comes with these events, I can tell you from personal experience, you've got a hell of a city and you've done an incredible job in the face of all this," he concluded as the TV cut to a glorious shot of the Boston skyline.

We're pretty certain his fellow Americans would agree with him.

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