The photographer who captured actor Ryan Gosling break up a New York street brawl earlier this summer (Jun11) has revealed the savvy star offered cash to end the squabble.
The Notebook star was strolling through the streets of the East Village when he came across two men fighting in the middle of the road.
Passersby had begun to gather nearby to watch the commotion, and Ryan Gosling stepped in to break up the spat over the ownership of a painting.
Photographer Valeria Alvea, who captured the footage on camera, tells WENN, "Ryan Gosling took the two men to the corner of the street, like a chaperone and he had them explain the story, but things began to escalate again quickly. Ryan put a stop to it, then he asked, 'How much is the painting?'
"The painter told him it was $10. Ryan gave him $20 and said, 'Does this cover what the man owes you?' The painter thanked him and Ryan continued on his way."