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Seriously Ryan Gosling, stop it.

In the latest swoon news, Mr Gosling was reportedly in New York City this week when “he saved the life” of a British journalist who nearly walked into oncoming traffic. Apparently he pulled her back from the curb just seconds before she would have been hit by a taxi.

The journalist, Laurie Penny, immediately took to Twitter to tell the world.

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And after being inundated with requests from the media, she wrote about the experience for Gawker. The post was called: “Ryan Gosling saved me from a speeding car but there’s a war in the Middle East so everyone calm down.

It was a curious thing that happened to me on the way to somewhere else. I had just bought a nice pink wig to wear to a friend’s party. I was thinking about an article I’m writing about birth control and the importance of reproductive freedom to women’s rights, and I didn’t remember to look the right way. An actor happened to be passing and stopped me from getting run over by a car. I said “thank you.” And that was that.

The actor happened to be Ryan Gosling.

Yes, I was a little bit swoony after it happened — but in fairness, I’ll swoon over a cheese sandwich if it gives me a saucy look. In the interests of composed reporting, I really think the sentiment “Ryan Gosling is a total hero and saved this woman’s life!” needs to be reassessed, even though it’s technically accurate.

Interesting take.

And in case you missed it, Prince Harry was also saving lives this week. Check out that story here.

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