Ryan Gosling Saves Little Dog From Highway, Surprising No One

What's next, carrying kittens out of a burning building?

Hey Ryan Gosling, this whole “being an amazing person” thing is frankly just getting old.

The Canadian actor -- who previously made headlines for breaking up a fight and saving a woman from an oncoming taxi -- was photographed last weekend rescuing a tiny dog that had run onto the highway.

Gosling and his longtime girlfriend, Eva Mendes, were in Palm Springs, California for her 42nd birthday, ET Online reports. While driving to grab some food, they almost hit a small white dog who was in the middle of the road. Gosling jumped out of the vehicle to help the pup, and ET published photos of him carrying the pet back to the safety of his owner.

Gosling is clearly a friend to animals. In 2000, he adopted a dog, George, from a Los Angeles animal shelter, later describing the pet as “the great love of his life.”

Ryan Gosling and George on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" in 2011.
Ryan Gosling and George on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" in 2011.
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Gosling also wrote a blog post for HuffPost Canada in 2013, advocating for better living conditions for pigs on industrial farms.

Yup, he's the best.

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