Actor Ryan Gosling made an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” this week to promote his new movie, “Gangster Squad,” and Kimmel asked him about the time Gosling handed out Girl Scout cookies to strangers.
"It seemed like a good idea at the time,” smiled Gosling. “Yeah, look, I regret it."
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Ryan explained, "I had a fantasy that one day someone would buy all of it. Like some guy would come along and be like, 'I'll take it all!' Which never happened," Gosling lamented. "So I was walking out of Ralph's one day and these kids were trying to sell their cookies, and 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 them out the window to people on the street."
Gosling continued, "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?'"
Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35 PM on ABC.