Ryan Gosling’s life lessons for his daughters are pure gold (and utterly hilarious). But on her very first trip to New York City, the actor’s youngest daughter learned something she probably didn’t need to know.

In town to promote his work with Harrison Ford in the new Blade Runner 2049 film, as well as to do a stint on Saturday Night Live this past weekend, Gosling brought along his family, Eva Mendes and their two daughters, three-year-old Esmeralda and 17-month-old Amada.

“My youngest daughter is a year and a half, and it was her first time in New York,” Gosling said while sitting down to chat on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday. Wanting to share the city’s beauty with Amada, her loving dad explained, “I brought her to the window in the morning and I said, ‘Sweetheart, welcome to New York!'” So cute! But… not really. Because at that very moment, Gosling explained, “Two cars went smash.”

He continued: “Smoke started pouring out of the cars and these two guys got out, and I won’t repeat the hand gestures for you, but I quickly covered her eyes and ran away from the window.” Er, we can probably guess what those particular hand gestures were.

Kimmel pointed out that it was an apt introduction to the Big Apple: “She learned to give the finger in New York!”

We suppose it’s nice that she’ll take something away from her first trip to NYC, but we doubt that her parents would be thrilled if little Amada did indeed learn that eyebrow-raising skill.

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(Photo via ABC/Randy Holmes)