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Ryan Gosling … "Hey Girl" … swoon.
It's one of the most popular and long-running Internet memes. You've probably seen it. A pic of Gosling, looking as god-like as possible, with a caption that begins with "Hey Girl…" and a statement to set hearts all aflutter.
But according to The Hollywood Reporter, it's something that the actor says he's never even come close to uttering.
"I've never said it in my life," he tells the mag in a new interview to promote his upcoming film, "The Place Beyond the Pines."
Though he found humor in playing around with the meme while chatting with MTV in 2010, he insists, "I don't think it's really about me. I think it really is sort of like, I'm a pigeon and the Internet is Fabio and it just happened."
At any rate, here are some of our favorite Gosling memes. Enjoy!
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