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A real-life hunky superhero: Ryan Gosling rescue triggers surprising debate

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Saving lives is all in a day's work for Ryan Gosling.
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Journalist Laurie Penny was wearing a pink wig when the actor saved her from the path of a taxi.  Penny Red/Twitter

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,

Penny didn't initially recognize her savior, who was apparently decked out in denim-on-denim, but she is certainly familiar with at least one of his many Internet memes.

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