I swear, people on Facebook will believe just about anything. Today, I saw this strange post being passed around that my Facebook friends happened to be liking therefore having it appear on my newsfeed.
The post apparently came from Ryan Gosling’s fan page on Facebook. Fan. Not official account or anything, folks. The caption for the photograph?
“This father’s day, I’ve decided to tell the story of how I became a father. This little guy was only 9 months old when I became his dad. His mom and I were great friends before she passed away from cancer. I promised her, I’d always look after him. So, I had decided to step up and become his dad. He brought me so much joy. He was my everything. 1 year later after the adoption, his biological father wanted him. Of course, I put up a fight, but he won. That 1 year of being his father taught me how to love unconditionally. We have to stop and be thankful for our children and children should stop and be thankful for their parents. What I truly learned most of all is, every child needs love.”
As much as we all love Ryan Gosling and sure, it would be great if this were true, there were quite a few people who weren’t going to believe it without doing some digging.
From an Ohnotheydidnt post…
As far as we know, there is nothing to this story: we’ve found no previous account of Ryan Gosling ever having an adoptive child, much less losing one. Moreover, the URL included at the end of the Facebook post, supposedly a link readers can follow to help “Save thousands of children,” simply leads to a site hawking Limited Edition Ryan Gosling Clothing, leading many viewers to suspect that the original Facebook post was simply a fabricated tale intended to drive web users to an online merchandise outlet.