Ryan Gosling Saves British Woman From Taxi Collision In NYC


So … Ryan Gosling is back in the US after spending the last few months in Thailand filming a new movie. Now that he has returned, Ryan is back to doing what he does best … no, not making films. Ryan Gosling is a bona fide heartthrob hero, y’all. You may recall that last Summer, Ryan bravely broke up a street fight that erupted in front of him in NYC. Yesterday, he saved a British journalist from being hit by a speeding taxi cab. Yep, he’s a hero alright. Click below to learn more about Ryan Gosling’s latest act of courage and swoon-worthy valor.

Laurie Penny, a British writer for “the New Statesmen, Independent, Guardian, Al-Jazeera, The Nation and others” (according to her Twitter), just had the dreamiest brush with death ever. Ryan Gosling, he who breaks up fights in the middle of the street, stopped Ms. Penny from walking directly into a speeding taxi in New York [Tuesday]. The reason Ms. Penny was almost hit wasn’t because, like every other New Yorker, she was too busy playing Angry Birds on her iPhone to notice traffic. No, she’s from London, where cars go in opposite directions. And was wearing a pink wig (which obviously enrages American taxi drivers). And it was definitely Ryan Gosling, not some lookalike, as confirmed by a woman who wasn’t lucky enough to almost die today.

Here are the tweets from Ms. Penny about being saved from certain death by Ryan Gosling:

I literally, LITERALLY just got saved from a car by Ryan Gosling. Literally. That actually just happened. / 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’ / I would also like to thank the several other, more anonymous New Yorkers who have saved me from cars since my stay here. #trafficfail / EVERYBODY NEEDS TO CALM DOWN ABOUT RYAN GOSLING NOW. / No seriously. My phone and email have been going crazy with media requests all night and all morning and it’s getting silly now. / This whole experience is teaching me a great deal about American cultural production. This place is insane. #ryangosling.

And there you have it. The hallowed touch of Ryan Gosling not only saved this woman’s life but it also made her an Internet celebrity overnight. Is there nothing that Ryan Gosling cannot do? Sigh. The next time I go to NYC, I think I’m going to “accidentally” walk in front of traffic in the hopes that Ryan Gosling will swoop in and save my life. Doesn’t that sound like a great way to meet him?


  • ClaireMichelle

    I’m incredibly jealous.

  • nicole

    and just when you thought he couldnt get any hotter – *swoon*

  • helen


    “He did not say ‘hey, girl.’ He said ‘hey, watch out!”

    sigh again…

  • Amarie

    HELP ME RYAN GOSLING! I think I just slipped and fell and broke my arm. Only you can make sure! Hahaha… if only.

  • Janaegal

    Ooooooffffff course he did. He’s perfect, duh.

    And I love how she hates on American culture then makes sure to hashtag him after tweeting about the incident with him multiple times. Ummm, ok. I guess today she’s the kettle.

    • apriljan

      @Janaegal– HAHA! PREACH!

  • Mr. Gyllenhaal

    SAVE ME RYAN!!!! SAVE ME!!!!