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In a Jimmy Kimmel Live! interview for his latest movie Gangster Squad, Ryan Gosling admits to handing out hundreds of boxes of Girl Scout cookies to strangers on the street in Santa Monica, California.
The Notebook’s heartthrob Ryan Gosling explained to Kimmel that the idea manifested after his dad asked him to help sell a “truckload” of cellophane when he was much younger. Gosling didn’t have much luck with his attempts to sell it to his peers and teachers at school. One day, he fantasized that someone would walk out of the supermarket and would desperately need cellophane to wrap their food and would buy Gosling's entire lot.
Walking out of Ralph’s years later, he decided to fulfill this dream for a few girls selling Girl Scout Cookies. When he was surrounded by hundreds of boxes of cookies filling his car, he resorted to throwing them out of the window to people on the street.
“This must be what Santa Claus feels like,” Gosling recalled of the situation.
Unfortunately, the heroic fantasy dissipated to a harsh reality when he realized people were not so receptive to kindness. “Through their eyes, I was not Santa Claus. I was just a creepy cookie guy,” he continued. “I regret it.”
This is not Gosling’s first charitable act by any means. Earlier in October, E! Online reports that he made a surprise appearance at an event in Austin, Texas benefiting the Texas School for the Deaf. Even after the director tried to cut him off, he continued to pose for photos with fans in attendance.
This past Monday, according to The Daily Beast, Gosling brought his mom as his date to the Hollywood premiere of his movie, Gangster Squad. Swoon!