My boo appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” earlier this week, and confirmed a rumor that the host had heard from friends of his. About five or six years ago, Ryan Gosling did indeed hand out Girl Scout cookies to strangers on the streets of Los Angeles. But why? Ryan proceeded to give a long explanation, having to do with helping his dad sell cellophane as a kid and wishing that someday someone would just buy it all in one swoop so he could be done with the job. Years later, he encountered a bunch of kids selling Girl Scout cookies and decided to do for them what no one did for him and his cellophane.
“I was like, ‘I’ll take ‘em all!’ I bought hundreds and hundreds of boxes. I didn’t realize how many boxes I was going to have. I had a car full of them and I didn’t know what to do, so I started throwing the out the window to people on the street.”
While his intentions were good, he realized how this must have appeared to everyone else. “At the time I thought, ‘This must be what Santa Claus feels like!’ … And then I looked at this one person who was looking at me and I realized, through their eyes I was not Santa Claus — I was just a creepy cookie guy. ‘What happened to the Girl Scouts? What happened to their cookies?’”