Hear that weird cooing noise?  It’s the sound of woman of the world going “ooohhhhhhh” in low, hushed tones as a video of movie star Ryan Gosling basically patrolling the streets of New York City like a superhero and breaking up fights now makes the rounds.

Turns out Ryan Gosling was walking around New York City recently, and saw that “two men were grappling over a painting in the middle of an intersection by St. Marks’ Place in the East Village as passersby looked on,” according to E! Online.  And then, well, he went all do-gooder on the situation, and broke the fight up in the middle of a high traffic New York City street.

Listen for the collective squeals of the pedestrians who quickly realize the impressively muscled Good Samaritan is actually “the guy from the movie…The Notebook“!

Oh, lord.

Freelance photographer Valerie Alvea is the one who shot this video (thanks, girl!) and explained to us exactly how Ryan resolved the situation.

“He took them to the corner and asked them what was going on.,” she tells E! News. “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’.”

On behalf of all men throughout the universe, I’d like to thank you, Ryan.  You’ve made our attempts at looking cool about a billion times harder.

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