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On September 11, 2001, Gwyneth Paltrow almost ran Lara Lundstrom Clarke over in her Mercedes SUV. But since this is Gwyneth Paltrow, a honest-to-god angel, it wasn’t her fault and this was the best thing that could have ever happened to Lara.

As the story goes, Lara was rushing to get to work at the Twin Towers in NYC when she jaywalked to get to the subway. As she crossed 7th Avenue, a Mercedes SUV came speeding towards her. They both stopped in their tracks. As the driver waved her across, she realized it was Gwyneth f**king Paltrow. Almost being ran over and then taking 5 minutes to bask in the light that emanates from Gwyneth made her miss her train. By the time Lara got to work, the first plane had hit the World Trade Center.

When asked about this, Paltrow’s publicist Stephen Huvane said it was all true and Paltrow was “deeply moved” by the story. She was so moved that she spent an extra 10 minutes meditating about it and figuring out how she could work this into the next GOOP newsletter.