Confession time. We’ve been in denial ever since news broke that Eva Mendes was expecting Ryan Gosling’s baby. (“Show us the baby bump!” may or may not have been chanted in the Babble offices on more than one occasion.) But alas, it appears all of our suspicion was for naught, as the Internet exploded this afternoon with word that Eva Mendes gave birth to a baby girl last Friday, Sept. 12.
Much to our surprise, our immediate reaction wasn’t to run home and binge-watch The Notebook with a full tub of Ben and Jerry’s. No, instead we were driven to our laptops with a chorus of “Hey Baby” memes running through our heads. That’s right. Ryan Gosling may have inspired the ultimate “Hey Girl” boyfriend meme, but a Ryan Gosling “Hey Baby” dad meme? Gold. Because if there’s anything better than Ryan Gosling wearing a suit, it’s Ryan Gosling wearing a BabyBjorn.
So to celebrate this momentous occasion (or give us a reason to laugh through the tears), we created 19 “Hey Baby” memes that highlight what a great dad Ryan Gosling’s going to be.