Ryan Gosling rescued a dog on the highway: heroic or what anyone would do?

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Ryan Gosling often does small heroic acts. I’m not just blowing smoke, he broke up a fight in New York City. So that’s one act of heroism, not exactly the strong record I remembered but he strikes me as the type of person who isn’t afraid to get involved. (Also see: Jamie Foxx) This is notable because so many people will just drive by a recent accident or ignore a stray animal wandering in the road. Not Ryan Gosling! He saw a dog loose in the street, stopped his car and returned the animal to his owner. Maybe I oversold it in the title, but it’s still really nice. Not everyone would have stopped. ET has the exclusive photos of the incident, Ryan looks nonplussed, and they also report that he took Eva Mendes to Palm Springs for a luxury getaway for her 42nd birthday. They stayed at Frank Sinatra’s former resort for four days at a whopping $2,600 a night!

Ryan Gosling celebrated Eva Mendes’ 42nd birthday in the best way possible — by continuing to melt our hearts, of course!

While the couple was on their way to grab take-out from Rick’s Desert Grill — a restaurant in Palm Springs, California — over the weekend, The Big Short actor and his longtime girlfriend almost ran over a dog that had made its way to the middle of a main highway.

Gosling jumped out of the car and to the dog’s rescue, saving it from any potential harm by other drivers.

In one of the photos exclusively obtained by ET, you can see the 35-year-old actor adorably picking up the light-haired furry friend and kindly handing him back over to his owner.

The rest of Gosling’s trip was seemingly much more relaxing, as he and Mendes enjoyed a four-day getaway to Palm Springs, where they stayed at Frank Sinatra’s ultra-luxurious former estate, a source tells ET.

Gosling clearly pulled out all the stops for the Lost River actress’ birthday, as the home — which features four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a recording studio, pool house and Sinatra memorabilia throughout — rents for $2,600 a night, a total of $10,400 for their entire stay. The source adds that the couple’s 1-year-old daughter, Esmeralda, also came along on the trip.

[From ET Online]

That’s really nice that they brought their daughter with them. I was like that too when my son was young, I didn’t want to be apart from him because I was still nursing. Also, how awesome would it be to stay at Frank Sinatra’s resort? I’m looking it up now… Ok they have a website with a virtual tour and it’s decked out in period furniture from the 60s. They even have a record player from that era. I need to stay there it looks incredible. My 43rd birthday is coming up and this would be the most amazing present, not that anyone I know could afford it. Eva is a lucky woman. I’m surprised that Eva and Ryan are still together, and that she hasn’t been papped much recently. Remember how much we used to see her?

These are the most recent photos I could find of Eva, from September. (The other photos of her are from June.)

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25 Responses to “Ryan Gosling rescued a dog on the highway: heroic or what anyone would do?”

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  1. Jaime says:

    Even if it is “what anyone would do” (which it isn’t unfortunately) its still heroic!!!! Good on him!

  2. Lucy says:

    You guys, I can’t help it, I love Ryan.

    • Kitten says:

      I too have an unwavering love for The Gos. This site can be a lonely place for people like us.

      • Bridget says:

        I’ve loved him for years, though they Hey Girl stuff always struck me as weird.

      • Liv says:

        I don’t know, he totally lost his appeal for me. And it’s not helping either that he’s with Eva Mendes.

      • censored says:

        Dont worry kitten Im here love him as an actor and he seems like a decent guy IRL
        They Hey Girl internet memes were started by fans and just took on a life of its own he had nothing to do with it

    • AmyB says:

      Me too! Love love love him!

    • Wilma says:

      I love him too. He seems a really nice person and I like that they keep their relationship pretty much out of the limelight.
      He also stopped a woman from stepping in front of a bus and ordered cyclists to get of the sidewalk. Those stories came out pretty soon after the breaking up of the streetfight. I think that’s why it seems the dude is doing small time heroism all the time.

  3. Size Does Matter says:

    Did he happen to do it shirtless? And are there photos? No? Too bad.

  4. Miss V says:

    I really like how low key this couple is. They didn’t make sense to me at first, but now I kind of love them together.

    • Kitten says:

      I like them too. I still don’t get her style at all but that’s another topic entirely.

  5. Wren says:

    Yes, it is heroic. I WISH this was something anyone would do, the world would be a better place.

  6. Triple Cardinal says:

    Good for him for helping that dog. No doubt it was scared and possibly even exhausted. I’ve tried to save dogs on the highway with much less success.

  7. Bridget says:

    Because who wouldn’t want to record a little music during their romantic getaway?

  8. Pickles says:

    In the second pic, she looks like a rainbow.

  9. SusanneToo says:

    That was great. He seems like a nice guy.

  10. Hannah says:

    He’s a sweet guy. In one of those Hollywood roundtable talks he was so softly spoken and modest while all these loud egotistical actors like James Franco talked over eachother. I really like him as an actor and the way he carries himself.Never understood why there was so much of the hate towards Eva Mendez almost felt like it had an undertone of racism.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Posters always seem to come after the girlfriends of their Internet boyfriends. Much like they did with Hiddleston and Cumberbatch. I thought they were a weird match at first then realised that I didn’t know either of them personally and that if they were into each other then okay. I wish them both, and their little girl, well.

  11. NeoCleo says:

    I’m dying to see photos of their kid. And yes, returning a lost dog might be “small” in the grand scheme of things but if it were mine I would be extremely grateful.

  12. lucy2 says:

    I once came across an ancient chihuahua running down the middle of a country road. Any time I got close he snarled and growled, but I managed to herd him back to the house he seemed to come from, so he was at least out of the road. Ungrateful little jerk! But I couldn’t have left him there, and other cars weren’t slowing down much, even with me in the road waving them around.

  13. Ashley says:

    He also saved this woman, who I believe at the time was a reporter for the Times, from getting hit by a car.

  14. taxi says:

    He’s always been dog-friendly. His yoga classmates didn’t like it though when his dog peed in the studio. There was some complaining for a while because he took his dog everywhere with him.

  15. Tara says:

    I’m developing a real case of Gosling love. Compassion and courage are attractive. I’m actually loving Eva’s style. Not something I could pull off, but she rocks it.

  16. Ramona Q. says:

    There are some people in St Louis recently who wouldn’t even stop for a dying 8 yr old in the middle of the street, so, no, I don’t think just anyone would rescue a dog on the highway.