Ryan Gosling Proves He's a True Gentleman, Sends Flowers to Late Meme Creator's Girlfriend

The man behind "Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal" passed away this week.

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Update, 5/7: As if eating the cereal wasn't a sweet enough gesture, Gosling has also sent flowers to McHenry's girlfriend, Joanne McGuinness. It's just futher proof that he's the best man on the planet.

Original Post, 5/5: Sweet, whimsical Canadian Ryan Gosling finally ate his cereal Monday, which, if you're familiar with the internet, is the equivalent of a 21-gun salute.

Scottish Vine mastermind Ryan McHenry, who created the meme Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal (opens in new tab), died from bone cancer Sunday. In 2013, he posted a clip from Drive in which Gosling recoils from a spoon held up to the screen and quickly became a Web celebrity for the irreverent video.

Gosling uploaded his tribute to McHenry on Monday, accompanied by a touching tweet.

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fundraising page (opens in new tab) has been set up in McHenry's memory, with all proceeds going toward medical research.

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