Ryan Gosling finally ate his cereal. And it's for a damn good reason.

Proves he’s a really good guy.

For years, a guy named Ryan McHenry has been trying to get actor Ryan Gosling to eat some cereal. McHenry’s vines of Gosling hating cereal went viral – because they were hilarious – but Gosling had never responded.

It was McHenry’s goal to get Gosling’s attention, and he finally has. But the circumstances of how this came about are unbearably sad.

Ryan McHenry. Image via Twitter.

McHenry was battling cancer and lost his fight earlier this week. The news of his death touched the online community, and a petition began circulating on Reddit that called for Gosling to eat the damn cereal, in memory of McHenry.

To see McHenry’s work: Ryan Gosling won’t eat his cereal. Again.

Today, McHenry’s life-long goal happened. Ryan Gosling ate his cereal.

Gosling uploaded the vine alongside a tweet, which read: “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.”

Rest in peace, Ryan McHenry. You and your humour will be terribly missed.