Do we really need more reasons to love Ryan Gosling? Yeah, yeah, we know he’s dating a Gossip Girl, but let’s just put that unfortunate match out of our minds for a minute and swoon over the ukulele scene in Blue Valentine. Then there was the recent interview in which, when asked to sing whatever song came into his head, Gosling broke into the My Little Pony theme (Blake Lively probably doesn’t even know what a My Little Pony is). So we hardly need another reason to crush on Canada’s hunk with a heart, but here it is anyway: the Goz spent the holidays not at Chateau Marmont and not on some Lohanian coke bender but back home with his mom in Burlington, Ontario.
This is one Hollywood heartthrob who hasn’t forgotten where he came from (though to be fair, as home to Canada’s largest rib festival, Burlington is no slouch in the stomping grounds department). A fan spotted Gosling visiting the local Best Buy on Boxing Day, which means—sigh—he’s frugal and into electronics (or interminable lines and underinformed staffers). Then, just this week, the actor was spotted at Pearson airport.
Oh, to be a fitted black baseball hat.