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Kate Winslet saved Richard Branson’s ninety-year-old mother from a fire

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Move over, Ryan Gosling; there's a new celebrity superhero basking in the warm glow of the internet's general admiration. Gosling was kicked out of this vaunted position by Kate Winslet — heretofore known as a layabout who'd only won a single Academy Award — when she saved a nonagenarian from a burning building before it was then demolished by a hurricane. Oh, and that woman was Virgin Group chairman Richard Branson's mother. No big deal:

Winslet and her two kids, who were staying with about 20 people at the largest house on Branson’s private isle in the British Virgin Islands, escaped the flames unharmed. The fire ignited as Tropical Storm Irene hit Necker Island with lightning and high winds.

 

“Many thanks to Kate Winslet for helping to carry my 90 year mum out of the main house to safety,” Branson wrote on his blog.

If you're a Doctor Who fan, you may know that the role of Dr. River Song — time traveler, femme fatale, and all-around ass-kicker — was written with Kate Winslet in mind. How right the creators of Doctor Who were! To sum up: Winslet is kind of the best, and we are all terribly, terribly unaccomplished.