It’s a daddy-daughter date! Ryan Gosling was spotted in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles on Friday, January 25 with his 4-year-old daughter, Esmeralda, as the two went on a fun shopping trip at a local bookstore together. The Notebook star is said to have purchased a large number of books for his young daughter after spending nearly an hour at the store, according to MEGA, who obtained the cute new photos.

The dedicated dad, 38, was photographed sitting beside and reading to Esmeralda before he made his purchases and carried her back to their car. So adorable! The handsome stud shares both his children, Esmeralda and Amada Lee, 2, with his longtime girlfriend, Eva Mendes.

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Despite having a very low-profile romance, Ryan, and Eva, 44, are known to be completely in love! Sources close to the couple have previously revealed that keeping their relationship “extremely private” has only made the parents-of-two happier.

“Ryan is completely infatuated with Eva. His main goal is to make her happy,” an insider revealed to Us Weekly in early November 2018, adding that they also like to keep their PDA to a minimum. “You’re not going to see them out on the town or hanging with other celebrities very often. Ryan wants to keep his private life out of the public’s reach.”

But not seeing much of Ryan and Eva means not seeing much of the couple’s adorable daughters either. So we get extra excited when Ryan is spotted out and about with the tiny tots! 

Scroll through the gallery below to check out pics from Ryan and Esmeralda’s daddy-daughter outing!