Bradley Cooper visits a Boston Marathon bombing victim who lost both of his legs. Cooper, who was in Boston filming “American Hustle,” took some time off to visit Jeff Bauman Jr. at Boston Medical Center.
Bauman had to have both of his legs amputated due to the Boston Marathon bombing.
A photo posted on twitter shows Cooper next to the bombing victim’s bed with New England Patriot Julian Edelman, who also came by to see the 27-year-old victim.
Edelman, who tweeted the picture, told PEOPLE Friday that Bauman was doing “pretty well.”
“He’s a really tough guy,” says Edelman, who decided to surprise Bauman after hearing he was “a huge Patriots fan.”
“He was coherent – we talked about football. He actually threw me the ball,” says Edelman. “His mom, stepmom, brother, sister, dad and grandfather were there. You can tell they’re a strong family. Jeff is a true inspiration.”
That same day Cooper attended the interfaith service where President Obama paid tribute to the bombing victims and their families.