Ryan Gosling is finally having that bowl of cereal.
A few years ago, Scottish filmmaker Ryan McHenry started creating Vine videos showing him holding a spoon of cereal in front of a TV screen featuring Gosling acting in some of his biggest roles. As Gosling recoiled or moved his hand on the screen, McHenry adjusted the spoon as though the two actions -- McHenry’s spoonfuls and Gosling’s disinterest -- were happening in the same moment.
McHenry titled the series “Ryan Gosling won’t eat his cereal.” The odd, surreal pairing found viral success.
But as the videos found an audience, McHenry faced health struggles. He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of cancer that originates in the bones.
McHenry died recently at the age of 27.
So Gosling poured milk and cereal flakes into a bowl and recorded his breakfast adventure, holding up his spoon in tribute to the man on the other side of the meme.
“My heart goes out to all of Ryan McHenry’s family and friends. Feel very lucky to have been apart of his life in some small way,” Gosling wrote on Twitter.
My heart goes out to all of Ryan McHenry's family and friends. Feel very lucky to have been apart of his life in some small way.— Ryan Gosling (@RyanGosling) May 5, 2015