Taking time from filming in the area, Bradley Cooper paid a visit to Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeffrey Bauman Jr., who lost both legs in the terror attack. The actor was joined by New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman who tweeted the below photo of the group.

Bauman, 27, became one of the more well-known faces of the Monday terror attack after an AP photo captured him being whisked away in a wheelchair from the scene with emergency responder Carlos Arredondo dramatically assisting him. Incredibly, despite being groggy from surgery to remove his legs, one of the first things Bauman did was assist officers with a description of the bombing suspects.

"He woke up under so much drugs, asked for a paper and pen and wrote, 'bag, saw the guy, looked right at me,'" said his brother Chris. Bloomberg News reports that this description was crucial in helping officials to narrow their search for the suspects.

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Bradley Cooper visits Boston Marathon bombing survivor
Actor joined New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman in spending time with survivor Jeff Bauman Jr.