— CBC Toronto (@CBCToronto) September 6, 2018
Joelle Murray is the owner of Grinder Coffee, which is based in Toronto, Canada. Murray originally set up a campaign back in 2017, for Idris Elba to visit her coffee shop, but was unsuccessful in her tracks. However, Joelle is not a quitter and because she is a fan of so many A-list celebrities, she thought she’d try a new campaign. This time, for Ryan Gosling.
Joelle started campaigning at the beginning of September, by setting up a cardboard cut-out of the native Canadian in her coffee shop. So many people in Toronto came into the cafe and bought a steaming hot cup of Joe, and held it up next to the cut-out, for the perfect photo opportunity. Even the Mayor of Toronto got in on the action and posted a photo to advertise the campaign.
— John Tory (@TorontosMayor) September 1, 2018
If you don’t know what TIFF is, it’s the Toronto Film Festival, which of course, would be Ryan Gosling’s stomping ground. Joelle thought this timing would be great for Ryan to visit, and as many tweets came pouring in from fans across the city, Joelle began working as hard as ever to make sure that she would get noticed…
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 5 of our #ryanneedsgrinder campaign. @RyanGosling we just wanted you to know where we located in the city, next to #gerrardsquare. We figured you may need to pop over to the mall for a few bits and bobs before the big #firstman #tiff premiere. pic.twitter.com/w5gXS1TfCh
— GrinderCoffeeGerrard (@GrinderCoffeeTO) September 7, 2018
— GrinderCoffeeGerrard (@GrinderCoffeeTO) September 1, 2018
As you can see, Joelle put a lot of hard work into the campaign, and even got the hashtag #ryanneedsgrinder used all across Toronto.
So, when the video surfaced of Ryan Gosling being in town, Joelle got even more excited. Little did she know that it was only a matter of time before her dream became a reality…
Looks like our man is in town and ready for some coffee. Just to let you know #ryangosling we pay for half your Uber ride. #Toronto #Coffee #gerrardstreeteast #BelieveInSomething https://t.co/a5GR4QX67Y
— GrinderCoffeeGerrard (@GrinderCoffeeTO) September 10, 2018
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
Ah, we’re so happy that Joelle’s hard work paid off and she looks so happy cuddling away with the man of her dreams! Well done, Joelle!
Anybody want to start a campaign to help me meet Justin Bieber?
Do you think Ryan Gosling made Joelle’s day? What celebrity would you love to meet? Would you make a campaign for them? Let us know in the comments, or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.