Ryan Gosling Lord Have Mercy!

3/23/2013 11:30 AM PDT

Ryan Gosling -- Lord Have Mercy!

Citizens of Earth were on high alert this week after a vision from the heavens descended upon New York City ... the almighty Ryan Gosling.

With his immaculately disheveled locks, intellectually superior statement glasses, perfectly grown out face scruff, miraculously sexy vintage-looking graphic t-shirt exposed through his supernaturally matched hoodie & jacket combo, His Holiness -- who says he's punishing us mortals by taking a break from acting -- was spotted leaving a Manhattan hotel with what must be some sort of sacred text in hand.

Even nonbelievers are in luck, because the brooding celestial 32-year-old deity is here to save us all.