Ryan Gosling: The Only Superhero New York Needs

Batman can cower in his cave with Alfred. Spider-Man can weave his web elsewhere. Ryan Gosling is the only crime-fighter we need.

Though it's unclear whether he had just come from the gymnasium wearing a bicep-revealing tank top, we do know one thing (mostly) for sure: the 31-year-old has once again saved Gotham from total mayhem. According to the New York Observer, Ryan reportedly rescued a British journalist from being hit by a New York City cab yesterday.

"I literally, LITERALLY just got saved from a cab by Ryan Gosling. Literally. That actually just happened," reads the tweet from Laurie Penny, quoted by the Observer. And lest you think the pink-wig-wearing woman (yes, she was pulling a total Effie Trinket) may have confused an everyday Good Samaritan for the movie star, she continues, "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.'"

Of course, this incident isn't the first time Ryan's shown off his heroics in the city. Last summer, he broke up an East Village street fight that erupted over a piece of artwork.

So forget those other caped crusaders. All the Big Apple requires is Ryan Gosling. And we'll be more than happy to accompany you to your superhero-tights fighting, sir. Just flash the Baby Goose Signal, and we'll come running.

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