Mark Wahlberg has just paid the sweetest tribute to his late mother, Alma, on what would have been her seventy-ninth birthday...

And it's touched so many hearts on the internet.


Here's the full story...

Now, we all know Mark Wahlberg for being one of Hollywood's most prolific actors...


And he's risen to levels of unprecedented fame since his first acting job in 1994.

He's best known for roles in movies such as The Perfect Storm (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), and The Italian Job (2003)...

And he's also known for comedic roles in movies such as Ted (2012) and Daddy's Home (2015).

​In fact, believe it or not, he was the highest-paid actor in the world in 2017.

Quite an impressive accolade, we must say!

Alongside acting, Wahlberg is also a producer and businessman...


And he received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame back in 2010.

So, there's no denying he's had an extremely successful professional life...


But behind the scenes, things haven't always been so seemingly perfect.

In fact, the actor is certainly no stranger to controversy.


As a teenager, Wahlberg, who comes from a family of 9 siblings, dropped out of high school and quickly became embroiled in a life of crime.

By the age of thirteen, he was addicted to drugs...

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And he got himself involved in drug dealing, stealing, and all-around violent behavior which would eventually lead to him serving time in prison at the age of sixteen.

He's certainly lead a very interesting life...

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And the one person who's stuck by him throughout it all is his mom, Alma Wahlberg.

​But on April 18th, the actor took to social media to share some heartbreaking news.

He announced that his mom had died at the age of seventy-eight.

"My angel. Rest in peace," the actor wrote in an emotional post.

This was clearly a huge loss for Wahlberg and his big family...

And now, as his mom's seventy-ninth birthday has arrived, the actor has penned another sweet tribute that has touched so many hearts.

Sharing a sweet picture of him and his mom, Wahlberg wrote:

"Happy birthday mommy❤️."

Rest in Peace, Alma.