Ryan Gosling Casually Saves A Dog During A Date

If Ryan Gosling's blue eyes don't make you swoon, this just might.

This past weekend, the 35-year-old Canadian actor was on his way to a restaurant in Palm Springs, California, with his girlfriend, actress Eva Mendes, to celebrate her birthday.

While driving together, Gosling and Mendes almost ran over a dog who had dashed out onto the highway, Entertainment Tonight reported. It was a close call on Gosling's part and he wanted to make certain no other driver actually succeeded in accidentally running over the tiny, white pup.

So what did Gosling do next?

"The Notebook" actor immediately hopped out of his car to scoop the dog into his arms ...

... before returning the lost pet to his rightful owner nearby. Then it was back to business, as though Gosling makes heroic acts like this on a daily basis.

Which he kind of does. Gosling has previously slammed a Costco supplier for animal cruelty and lobbied for an end to caged pigs.

At heart, however, Gosling is a champion of the canines. He's previously described George, a senior dog he adopted from a Los Angeles shelter in 2000, as "the great love" of his life.

He once told U.K. paper The Independent during an interview:

"I wanted George here today, you know, doing interviews with me ... normally, I take him everywhere, I have special paperwork so he can travel with me wherever I go. Can we just talk about George?"

Two words: So relatable.

In the case of the dog he recently saved, Gosling stepped up to do the right thing without hesitation - en route to a hot date, no less.