Is Ryan Gosling a father?!
On Saturday, a fake Facebook page shared a picture of the 33-year-old hunk laughing and holding a baby, along with a Father's Day hoax that led many to believe that the Drive actor had adopted a child.
"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," the post read.
"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. Save thousands of children and meet me while doing it," it continued.
The post linked to another page where fans are encouraged to buy an "exclusive limited-edition" T-shirt with the words "Young Wild and Free" to be entered to win a date with the Crazy Stupid Love star. The website promises that all proceeds will go toward the Orphanage Home Foundation, which (shockingly!) doesn't even exist.
Although the Facebook account is not verified, thousands believed the bogus story, which received over 936,000 likes and 51,000 shares.
"Makes me love him even more," one user commented.
"Kid is going to be pissed when he finds out his dad could've been Ryan Gosling," another wrote.