Not a Ryan Gosling convert?
Sure, I can see why. It’s not at all attractive that he’s a feminist icon with photoshop-esque abs.
Or that he has eyes as blue as the sea and twice as deep.
It’s not like he shares his last name with a TINY FLUFFY BABY BIRD, for chrissakes.
If you really haven’t been won over yet, feast your eyes upon this list of why the man is a god:
1. He saved a woman’s life. As you do.
Last April, he pulled British journalist Laurie Penny out of the way of a speeding cab in New York. Social media exploded when she tweeted: ‘I literally, LITERALLY just got saved from a car by Ryan Gosling. Literally. That actually just happened.’
2. He used to live with Justin Timberlake.
Most of us wouldn’t hate having to shack up with these two. But before you get carried away with that thought, he was just a teenaged Mouseketeer at the time… and JT’s mum was also sharing their abode.
3. He’s got a social conscience.
When he’s not wearing a “Darfur” tee in protest of human rights abuses in Sudan, he’s helping with the Hurricane Katrina rebuilding effort, supporting PETA and the Enough Project, and raising awareness for Invisible Children Inc (they were responsible for the Kony 2012 campaign.)
4. He dated Rachel McAdams in real life.
I don’t need to spell out my feelings about Allie and Noah as a couple in The Notebook (okay then, mind-blowing JOY AND ADORATION). So we love that the actors dated in real life and we LOVE that, even after their break up, Ryan called Rachel “one of the great loves of my life”. If that’s not cute enough for you, the two were even born in the same hospital- St. Joseph’s in Ontario.
5. He was cast in the Notebook because he was unnattractive.