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Ryan Gosling Saves Woman's Life & Makes His Dreamboat Status Official

by Linda Sharps on April 4, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Hey, girl. Be careful that your beautiful body isn't crushed by that speeding taxi, so I can continue to worship every last one of your curves. OMG, you guys, Laurie Penny is the luckiest girl on earth—not only was she saved from getting flattened by a taxi at a busy New York intersection yesterday, she was saved by RYAN GOSLING.

It's SO weird because I totally had a dream once that Ryan Gosling saved me from getting hit by a car. Only in my dream he was naked. And the car was made out of chocolate. Also, Alexander Skarsgård was waiting in the wings just in case Gosling, you know, needed a break or anything.


You may have seen British writer Laurie Penny's post on Twitter yesterday, because it seems like it was retweeted about a jillion times. I mean, of COURSE it was, because how awesome is this?

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As her story goes, Gosling stopped her from walking into opposing traffic on Tuesday evening, which she had started to do because she briefly forgot that New Yorkers drive on the right side of the road. Penny went on to say,

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. He did not say ‘hey, girl.’ He said ‘hey, watch out!’ Identity of no-idea-if-actually-a-manarchist-but-definitely-a-decent-sort Ryan Gosling confirmed by girl near me, who said ‘you lucky bitch.’

Lucky bitch indeed. I'd be dining out on that story for, like, the rest of my life. ("Hey, did I ever tell you about the time that—" "YES. SHUT UP ABOUT RYAN GOSLING AND THE TAXI, OH MY GOD.")

The crazy thing is this isn't even the first time Gosling has been Manhattan's hottest and most sensitive superhero. Last August he was captured on video breaking up a street fight between a street vendor and customer, and if by chance you haven't seen the clip, it's well worth BICEPS taking a DELTOIDS look:

Boy, it's almost as if Gosling is on some sort of mission to make People magazine really regret that whole Bradley Cooper thing, because excuse me, when's the last time Cooper saved a woman's life or broke up a fistfight? Bradley may be able to grow a disturbingly porny moustache, but I'm pretty sure Ryan Gosling is definitively the Sexiest Man Alive. Or at the very least, the Sexiest Crossing Guard Alive.

Does this story only deepen your love for the undeniable magic that is Ryan Gosling?

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  • Maevelyn


    April 4, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    I've love Ryan Gosling since his "Young Hercules" and "Breaker High' days... so not fair. 

  • LizB86


    April 4, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    Good lord people, stop overusing the word "literally"!  Is there some way that Ryan saving the woman could have been figurative?  I don't think so!

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    April 4, 2012 at 2:26 PM
    Great. Let's hope we don't start seeing a trend of women throwing themselves infront of taxis in hopes of a Ryan Gosling moment.
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    Samantha Darby

    April 4, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Gah, he is the one celebrity that my pulse quickens over.  Seriously.  He is perfect.

  • criss...


    April 4, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    He's such a sweetheart. Aww! 

    But...its sad that those girls are just giggling and filming while someone is getting attacked in the middle of the street.

  • angev...


    April 4, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    lmfao @ "needed a break" that's great.

  • MomLi...


    April 4, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    This guys is alittle angel that fell from the heavens above............. even if it was a dream it's still wonderfull. Not crazy about  "pretty, blond" boys, but he is my one and only exception.

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    Dimitria Parisis

    April 4, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    Well Laurie, I don’t mean to be a dickhead either, but when Ryan Gosling, I repeat, RYAN GOSLING, saves your inattentive ass from oncoming New York traffic, you thank your lucky stars and NEVER question your newfound popularity. I’m sorry if you find our excitement off-putting. Next time look both ways before dealing with New York traffic. 


  • MzSer...


    April 5, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Have to agree with MomLily67 Ryan is the exception to pretty blond boys. Angel from heaven indeed!

  • mrjon...


    April 5, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    I heard about him saving the woman's life.  That's great and he's cute!

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