And this happened... #ryanneedsgrinder worked. The man himself showed up. What a good sport, a well brought up Canadian boy. We truly appreciate Ryan taking the time the time to visit us during #tiff. Take that @idriselba your loss. pic.twitter.com/8rMMWOs32J— GrinderCoffeeGerrard (@GrinderCoffeeTO) September 11, 2018
A cafe called Grinder Coffee wanted to get the attention, and a visit, from Ryan Gosling during the Toronto International Film Festival so they spent 10 days campaigning for it on social media.
It started with a cardboard cutout of Ryan. Customers posed for photos with the cardboard Gosling, even the mayor of Toronto came by to offer some support.
On the 10th day of the campaign, it all paid off. Ryan Gosling himself showed up for a photo op.
See @RyanGosling we are very dedicated to our campaign. 10 days of posting of why you should have coffee with us. #ryanneedsgrinder #toronto #TIFF2018 @blogTO #coffeetime ##coffeeto pic.twitter.com/iOwnZHfnnQ— GrinderCoffeeGerrard (@GrinderCoffeeTO) September 4, 2018
Day 4 of #ryanneedsgrinder .Real @RyanGosling meet Grinder Ryan. Think of the fun you could have taking selfies with a selfie. If you do you get to be entered into our contest. @idriselba didn't get that treatment #YYZ #TIFF #welovethis pic.twitter.com/8tvUK1c0yq— GrinderCoffeeGerrard (@GrinderCoffeeTO) September 6, 2018
Day 6 of the #ryanneedsgrinder campaign. Tomorrow is the big #firstman #tiff premiere. We think @RyanGosling you need a Me day to prepare. May we suggest a #matchalatte @GrinderCoffeeTO with a fresh new do @LittleLondonBBR and a massage @pursuit. #beyourbestself #leslieville pic.twitter.com/geYYgogjQE— GrinderCoffeeGerrard (@GrinderCoffeeTO) September 8, 2018