Ryan Gosling Shows Up To Toronto Cafe After Viral Campaign—And It’s Honestly The Sweetest ❤️

Hey girl. Want Ryan Gosling to come have coffee with you? 

Apparently, all it takes is for you to ask…for 10 days straight as part of a huge social media campaign that includes your town’s mayor and a giant cardboard cutout of the charming actor himself.

At least that’s the strategy that Leslieville’s Grinder Coffee employed to get the La La Land actor to visit their cafe during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

It all started when coffee shop owner Joelle Murray decided to invite a thespian dreamboat to Grinder Coffee, which is just 20 minutes outside Toronto, during TIFF.

According to Esquire, after a previous attempt to attract Idris Elba failed rather quickly, Murray swiftly pivoted to Gosling, who was in town promoting his latest movie, First Man. Murray used the hashtag #ryanneedsgrinder.

Toronto Mayor John Tory got in on the action, lending his support to the small business’ campaign.

In addition to promising the actor a 15% discount on his coffee, Murray offered something no heartthrob can refuse: love!

Every day there was a new angle and a fresh tweet awaiting Gosling, and Murray highlighted the shop’s tenacity and dedication to getting the hunky actor to show:

Besides, who could resist taking a selfie with your…self? A cardboard one, that is.

The news eventually spread to the local news station

…and, apparently, to Gosling’s mother, who according to Canoe, promptly urged him to pay the little shop a visit. 


Of Gosling, Murray told Canoe:

He made it seem that he enjoyed meeting me as much as I enjoyed meeting him. And it was a lovely feeling. He was very well-spoken, a wonderful Canadian boy with very good manners.

Fans on Twitter were quick to praise Murray’s perseverance and congratulate the quaint hometown shop:

We’re sure Murray is in La La Land herself now.

H/T: Mashable, Twitter