Once again, Ryan Gosling rides to the rescue.
This time the actor-turned-erstwhile-hero saved a woman from being hit by a New York City cab. The woman turned out to be a British freelance journalist, who quickly let the world know about the incident via Twitter.
“I literally, LITERALLY just got saved from a car by Ryan Gosling. That actually just happened,” Laurie Penny wrote on Twitter Tuesday afternoon. “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.”
Penny, who writes for The New Statesman, The Independent, The Guardian and The Nation according to her Twitter profile, then made a few jokes about the incident.
“He did not say ‘hey, girl.’ He said ‘hey, watch out!’” she tweeted. “Identity of … Ryan Gosling confirmed by girl near me, who said ‘you lucky bitch.’”
As word of Gosling’s latest heroics spread, Penny was inundated with media requests and finally took to Gawker to explain that she’s grateful to the actor but there are other more important things happening in the world.
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,” wrote Penny, adding that the entire encounter lasted about five seconds.
“Yes, I was a little bit swoony after it happened — but in fairness, I’ll swoon over a cheese sandwich if it gives me a saucy look,” she said.
This isn’t the first time Gosling has made headlines for coming to a stranger’s aid. Last August, the actor was caught on camera breaking up a street fight in New York City.