Well, this is awkward. Nearly one million fans were tricked by a post made on a Facebook account which they thought was run by actor Ryan Gosling. The fake account posted an image of Gosling and a baby along with a 146-word message reportedly written by Gosling. In the message the fake Gosling told the story of “how [he] became a father.”

Ryan Gosling Facebook HoaxA million Ryan Gosling fans were fooled by the post on the fake Facebook account

The message reads: “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.”

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"Gosling" continued: “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.”

Ryan Gosling Facebook HoaxThe fake Gosling claimed to be telling the story of how he became a father

Over 21,000 Facebook users commented on the post, which has been shared over 52,000 times and 'Liked' nearly a million times. One commenter posted: “Lol I would never let my biological father live that down…Whaaat you took me away from Ryan gosling!” while another commented: “My ovaries just exploded.” 

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