Move over, Ryan Gosling. Take a hike, Newark mayor Cory Booker. There’s a new hero in town. According to People, Patrick “McDreamy” Dempsey rescued a 17-year-old boy from a flipped car last week. With the reflexes of an incredibly handsome puma, Dempsey grabbed a crowbar and a fire extinguisher to pry Malibu resident Weston Masset, who was losing consciousness, from his Ford Mustang. After pulling Masset from the wreck, Dempsey called paramedics and stayed by the teen’s side until help arrived.
Even with a concussion and an eye injury, Masset recognized the star. When he asked if Dempsey was famous, the man who plays McDreamy answered, “Yeah, I’m a doctor.” And even in the midst of almost-tragedy, Masset’s mother Mary Beth got a treat when Dempsey called her to update her on Weston’s accident. “He had a certain authority in his voice,” she said. “I asked if he was a paramedic and he said, ‘No, this is Patrick Dempsey.’ I thought, ‘McDreamy?'”
What do you think, PopWatchers? Is 2012 the year of the real-life superhero? Should Joss Whedon tap The Gos, McDreamy, and Booker to join Nick Fury and Co. in at least one of The Avengers‘ 437 sequels?