You can’t get much better motivation for running a 5K than Ryan Gosling.
The “Drive” star, along with “Shame’s” Michael Fassbender and “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” actress Rooney Mara, showed up at the Spooky Skedaddle 5K, a fundraiser for the Texas School for the Deaf Foundation’s Language for All Campaign, in Austin, Tex., Saturday.
The trio is currently filming an unnamed Terrence Malick movie in the area, and they shot B-roll for their film while at the event. Although they didn’t run the 5K race, Gosling paid $50 for $1 glow-in-the-dark cotton candy from a booth staffed by deaf children, the foundation’s director, Anne Adams, told the Washington Post.
“The film crew has been parking some of their trucks on our campus during filming because we have a 67-acre campus right in the center of the city and it’s often used for such purposes,” Adams wrote in an e-mail to the Post. ”We knew that Ryan was in town, and he’s been on streets around campus often so we were just pipe dreaming (and look what happened!)”
Indeed, fans at the fundraiser couldn’t hold back their excitement over seeing the stars, especially Gosling.
“I AM FIFTEEN FEET FROM RYAN GOSLING. HE IS AT THE #SPOOKY5K,” one fan tweeted.
“Omg omg omg @RyanGosling just walked right in front of me!!!! #dying #prayersanswered #spooky5k,” another wrote.
In addition to boosting spirits, Gosling and co. helped the foundation raise around $20,000.