09/19/2011 at 04:55 PM EDT
It was a beautiful day to take a hike in L.A. on Saturday, and for Ryan Gosling
's dog, the end of the afternoon was, well – a walk in the park!
After a hike through Runyon Canyon Park, the actor's best bud George caught a break when Gosling helped him up into their ride, an SUV.
While the big guy couldn't have looked happier to get a lift, Gosling – wearing sweats and a black cap – looked focused as he kept a hand under George's back legs for support.