When I first saw that The Goopster is credited with saving a life on 9/11, I honestly thought I was going to read about some exploit of hers where she gave CPR to someone or pulled someone from a burning World Trade Center. In reality though, it is not even The Goopster who is responsible for telling the story, so it is probably true.
"I stopped and they screeched to a halt. Then it developed in to one of those classic who-goes-first situations. It got ridiculous. Then I made eye contact with the Mercedes driver. OMG it was Gwyneth Paltrow. I knew she lived down the street, so it made sense. She waved me across, I crossed and she continued on her way. At least if I was late for work I had a story to tell.”
That encounter got her to the train station just as the doors were closing so she had to wait for the next train. That train arrived and when she got to work and was riding up the elevator someone told everyone to go back down because the first plane had just hit the towers. Four people in her office died that day.
When asked if the story is true, The Goopster's publicist said it is 100% true and that The Goopster is moved by the story. So much so that she ate something. There are probably so many stories like this one that happened that day and I would love to hear them all.