April 4, 2012 at 11:06 AM ET
Just when Ryan Gosling couldn’t get any better, he did. The actor apparently saved a British woman from getting hit by a taxi in New York on Tuesday.
The woman, Laurie Penny, is a writer who contributes to The New Statesmen, Independent, Guardian, Al-Jazeera, and The Nation, according to her Twitter account, where she broke the news of Gosling’s heroic endeavor.
In disbelief, Penny tweeted, “I literally, LITERALLY just got saved from a car by Ryan Gosling. Literally. That actually just happened.”
She later described the incident in detail.
“I was crossing 6th avenue in a new pink wig. Not looking the right way because I am from London,” Penny tweeted. “Ryan Gosling grabbed me away from a taxi…He did not say 'hey, girl.'He said 'hey, watch out!'”
The actor's action was not lost on bystanders, who expressed jealously over Penny’s encounter.
Penny added, “Identity of no-idea-if-actually-a-manarchist-but-definitely-a-decent-sort Ryan Gosling confirmed by girl near me, who said 'you lucky [expletive].”
The Canadian-born actor also broke up a Manhattan street fight in August, and despite praise, later told MTV News he wished he’d stayed out of it.
Some New Yorkers, however, are pretty excited about the latest Gosling good deed.
“I see so many celebrities I don't care about around the city, on a regular basis. But I still haven't bumped into him. It's not fair,” writes a reader going as PlumNYC on Gothamist. “Apparently I need to get myself into some kind of predicament and he will come save the day. I'm going to run around downtown in different states of distress until he finds me.”
Entertainment Tonight Online editor Jarett Wieselman jokes on Twitter, “Ryan Gosling saves woman from being hit by cab, NYC-ers begin hurling themselves into traffic.”
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