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Ryan Gosling's proving himself to be a bit of a hero - the Hollywood actor stopped a British woman from getting run over in New York on Tuesday.

The star's act comes just 7 months after he was filmed breaking up a fight on the street.

'I literally, LITERALLY just got saved from a car by Ryan Gosling. Literally. That actually just happened,' Tweets journalist Laurie Penny.

Laurie admits she was 'a bit swoony' after her encounter with the 31-year-old heartthrob, but refuses to be labelled a 'damsel in distress'.

She decided to fill in her excited Twitter followers on the version of events.

'I was crossing 6th avenue in a new pink wig. Not looking the right way because I am from London. Ryan Gosling grabbed me away from a taxi,' Tweets Laurie.

'He did not say "hey, girl." He said "hey, watch out!"

'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".

'I would also like to thank the several other, more anonymous New Yorkers who have saved me from cars since my stay here. #trafficfail.'

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