Ryan Gosling Breaks Up NYC Street Fight and Saves the Day!

He’s an Academy Award-nominated actor, animal lover, musician, and… crime fighter? Is there anything he can’t do?! Reason number 48645986742757942 to love Ryan Gosling: the Crazy, Stupid, Love actor broke up a New York City street fight!

The 30-year-old actor (seen wearing a blue baseball cap, a white and blue striped tank top and carrying bags of groceries) was caught on video as a street fight was going on. According to the New York Daily News, there was a number of other people trying to pull the two quarreling men apart in an altercation on 8th Street in the East Village. All of a sudden, Ryan Gosling seemed to appear out of nowhere, dropping his belongings in the middle of the street to peacefully referee a fight that could have escalated into something more.

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Apparently the fight occurred because one of the men involved stole a painting from the other man.

E! Online reports that it was freelance photographer Valerie Alvea who shot the video, and she told E! exactly how Ryan resolved the situation.

“He took them to the corner and asked them what was going on.,” Valerie told E!. “The gentleman was like ‘He stole my painting’. So he [Gosling] gave the guy a $20 and asked if it was settled. He took the money out of his pocket and said ‘If that’s what you’re fighting for, here you go’.”

Police were not called in to the scene and Ryan’s rep has not given any comments.

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