Thought that 2011's heartthrob-of-the-year, Ryan Gosling, was becoming passé? Guess again.
On Tuesday, the superstar Canadian actor swooped in to save the day — and the life — of Laurie Penny, a British journalist who works for The Independent, The New Statesman, The Guardian and more.
As Penny tweeted late Tuesday,
I literally, LITERALLY just got saved from a car by Ryan Gosling. Literally. That actually just happened.— Laurie Penny (@PennyRed) April 3, 2012
I was crossing 6th avenue in a new pink wig. Not looking the right way because I am from London. Ryan Gosling grabbed me away from a taxi.— Laurie Penny (@PennyRed) April 3, 2012
He did not say 'hey, girl.' He said 'hey, watch out!'— Laurie Penny (@PennyRed) April 3, 2012
Further confirmation of Gosling's identity came from a female passerby, who called Penny a "lucky bitch."
But Penny wants you to know that it isn't such a big deal. Even if this is the same Ryan Gosling who broke up a street fight in New York last summer, saving someone from getting pummeled.
"I don't believe that the fact that A-list celebrities occasionally act like human beings is in itself news — it might have been slightly newsworthy had Mr. Gosling simply floated by on a cloud of his own cultural significance whilst a young woman got smeared into the tarmac, but lucky for me, even the most chiseled-jawed of us are usually boringly dependable in times of minor peril," Penny wrote in a column on Gawker.
So then. Let's stop freaking out.