There are plenty of reasons why Ryan Gosling has become the Internet’s collective boyfriend:
2. He can tap and waltz like a freaking modern-day Fred Astaire.
4. He looks like this:
We could go on. But if you were to ask Gosling himself, he’d tell you he’s prime boyfriend material for one reason: “My Canadianness.”
“I think it’s part of, um, America just finally realizing that there’s a place called Canada,” the 36-actor said when asked about his appeal in GQ’s January issue. “That it’s nearby. And the people there are, you know, different but the same. And not just America’s hat. We have free health care, education.”
The actor goes onto say that he’s not that special, citing the Internet’s other imaginary boyfriend, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, as an example of Canada just being hot right now.
“It’s the only thing that makes any goddamn sense. I mean, look at Trudeau,” Gosling tells GQ. “He’s doing a lot of things, but things that are kind of natural parts of being Canadian. I don’t think Canada is as shocked by what Trudeau is doing as the rest of the world is.”
And we’re lucky, too, Ryan, to have you as our no. 1 celebrity bae.