"Obviously I peaked early," the actor responds on Twitter, although we agree to disagree
Dear Ryan Gosling, we give up. Every day, we find new ways to fall in love with you. Our hearts hurt.
The latest reason: throwback videos of Gosling, 34, performing as a 12-year-old rising star/future heartthrob in 1992 at a dance recital.
Posted by Samantha Swire, a Ottawa, Canada, resident and owner of Kiwi Kraze frozen yogurt shops, the first clip shows the Mickey Mouse Club alum doing his very best Elvis. You’ve been warned: Watch these videos in the privacy of your own home if you’re prone to excitement-induced screaming when viewing Gosling-related content.
Swire tells PEOPLE she used to dance with Gosling pre-Mickey Mouse Club. “Everybody loved him,” she recalls. “You could tell that he was going somewhere.”
The second clip is a truly heroic dance number we can only describe as MC Hammer meets everything you dreamed about in the ’90s.
Oh, there’s more.
It’s a throwback to a simpler time: years before Hey Girl memes, The Notebook tears and the September birth of his daughter, who will inevitably watch these one day and think to herself in second-hand embarrassment, “Yes, that is my father.”
After watching the videos (brought to his attention by the Internet and producer Jane Chupick), Gosling took to Twitter with his own emotions.