Ryan Gosling Eats His Cereal

Ken AshfordPopular CultureLeave a Comment

This is sweet.

In 2013, a Scotsman and Vine creator named Ryan McHenry started posting a series called “Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal.” The series played off Gosling’s extremely serious mien in so many of his movies; in each Vine, McHenry held a spoonful of cereal up to a televised image of Gosling’s stone face. It was simple and perfect and became delightfully popular.  Here is a compilation of those Vines:

McHenry was diagnosed with osteosarcoma that same year, and died on Sunday at the age of 27. As a tribute Monday night, Gosling—who had previously noted that in all seriousness, he actually likes cereal—made a Vine of himself eating cereal. It was a weird, appropriate, and touching tribute to a creative guy who seemed to delight in making people smile on the Internet.