Taylor Kinney may be one of the most famous boyfriends in the world — in case you live under a rock, you’ll know he’s been dating pop superstar Lady Gaga since 2011 — but he chose to take the other most important lady in his life to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

The former Vampire Diaries star (he played hot werewolf uncle, Mason Lockwood) went parade-watching with his mother, Pamela Heisler, on Thursday, The Daily Mail reports. The mother-son duo watched the 87th annual parade together, trying to stay warm in the New York City chill while the massive floats and balloons rolled on by. A man after our own hearts!

Lady Gaga had her own Thanksgiving Day plans. Her special, Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holiday Spectacular aired on Thanksgiving night with guest appearances from everyone from RuPaul to Elton John to Joseph Gordon-Levitt — we’re overwhelmed with all that star power! We wonder if Taylor and his mom checked it out, completing their day of Thanksgiving spectacles (and more than the normal number of daily muppet-sightings).

Taylor has stayed busy since he left TVD in 2011 (his last appearance was a guest spot in Season 3’s spirit-heavy, “Ghost World”). In addition to his much-talked-about relationship with the Queen of Pop, he holds a starring role in NBC’s sophomore drama Chicago Fire. We miss his gorgeousness on TVD, but — to be fair — the show has way more than its fair share of men to ogle.

The Vampire Diaries airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.