Toronto’s been buzzing with celebrity sightings over the last few days during the 43rd annual Toronto International Film Festival.
But one celebrity sighting, in particular, has the internet in a frenzy after Ryan Gosling made a surprise visit to a Toronto coffee shop.
Leading up to the festival, Grinder Coffee on Gerrard invited the Canadian actor to visit the coffee shop, using the hashtag #ryanneedsgrinder to get his attention.
Following the premiere of Gosling’s latest film First Man, the actor paid the coffee shop a visit to the delight of staff.
“The man himself showed up. What a good sport, a well brought up Canadian boy. We truly appreciate Ryan taking the time the time to visit us during #tiff,” reads a tweet accompanying a photo of Gosling and an employee posted on Twitter.
And this happened… #ryanneedsgrinder worked. The man himself showed up. What a good sport, a well brought up Canadian boy. We truly appreciate Ryan taking the time the time to visit us during #tiff. Take that @idriselba your loss. pic.twitter.com/8rMMWOs32J
— GrinderCoffeeGerrard (@GrinderCoffeeTO) September 11, 2018
— John Tory (@TorontosMayor) September 11, 2018
This isn’t the first time the cafe has tried to get a celebrity to stop by during TIFF. Last year, the coffee shop attempted to get Idris Elba to stop in, but unfortunately, the Molly’s Game actor was a no-show, hence the Idris Elba jab in the tweet.
It’s true, Elba clearly missed out.