It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating Ryan Gosling, beautiful Ryan Gosling, for allegedly saving a young woman from being hit by a taxi in New York City. Coming after his intervening in a fight about a stolen piece of artwork, the event solidified our belief that Ryan Gosling was The One. The One Handsome Celebrity Who Could Save Normal People From Dangerous Situations That, To Be Honest, Most Non-Celebrity People Would Probably Also Intervene In, But Do We Really Have To Point Out The Difference In The Two Acts Of Minor Heroism? Between The Celebrity And The Non-Celebrity? And, uh, I certainly don’t want to take anything away from Ryan Gosling because he does a great job, but CHECK OUT THIS INCREDIBLE THING PATRICK DEMPSEY DID FOR A NORMAL PERSON! From TMZ:

A teenage driver crashed and flipped his Mustang on the road right outside Dempsey’s Malibu home — and the actor came to the rescue, crowbar in hand to pry the doors open.

Dempsey successfully pulled the driver from the wreckage — a 17-year-old named Weston Massett — who tells TMZ, when he opened his eyes, the actor was looking right down at him.

Massett asked, “Are you famous?” … and Patrick coolly replied, “I’m a doctor.”

We’re told Patrick called Massett’s mother and told her about the accident — keeping her calm the entire time. Massett was then airlifted to a nearby hospital, and Patrick followed to make sure the kid was okay.

I’m so sure that the “are you famous,” “I’m a doctor” interaction actually happened in real life and never just in a publicist’s bathtub champagne daydream that I’M about to go flip MY Mustang outside of Patrick Dempsey’s Malibu home! Just to get a bit of that sweet, sweet Dempsey charm! After I almost died and definitely don’t need to be lied to about THE MEDICAL CREDENTIALS OF AN ACTOR! But, if we’re to believe that all of this is true — INCLUDING the part about how Patrick Dempsey followed the helicopter to the hospital (where he works) (he is a doctor) to “make sure the kid was OK” — WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT RYAN GOSLING’S STATUS AS OUR TRUE CELEBRITY HERO? Is that it? Do we now live in a world where a handsome celebrity has to do more than just pull someone back from almost getting hit by a taxi to be note-worthy?

Your move, Ryan Gosling! Just kidding! Nobody on the Internet really likes Patrick Dempsey that much/at all so your status is at least safe here! Keep doing what you’re doing and we’ll all pray that someone almost dies outside of your home soon, too!

Comments (12)
  1. “It was like some kind of beautiful McDream.” – Weston Massett

  2. Is airlifting included in Malbu’s property taxes?

  3. “Are you a doctor?” “No, but I was in Meatballs III.”

  4. Did he also stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night?

  5. Waiting for Nightmare’s hysterical reaction to this headline in 3… 2… 1…

  6. I always ask Patrick Dempsey if he’s famous when he’s on top of me with a big crow bar!

  7. “are you famous?”

    …when you’re cruising around Malibu, CHANCES ARE….which Patrick Dempsey was not in.

  8. Honestly, I’m just waiting for a scathing news report in a few months which will reveal that Patrick Dempsey’s publicist actually paid a high school kid to flip his car in front of the house in a misguided stunt intended to bolster Grey’s Anatomy‘s faltering ratings and Dempsey’s overall popularity among women, aged 18-49.

    The headline of the article will be “Can’t Buy Me Pub(licity)”.

  9. He’s still no Topher

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