Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder turns 32 today, and he doesn’t want you to buy him a present. Instead the actor has requested that fans donate to the Ian Somerhalder Foundation which helps support our habitat and aid our furry friends.
“Instead of gifts this year, my birthday wish is that we come together and raise funds to support projects that protect our habitat and nurture our furry friends. If people truly feel like giving me a gift for my birthday this year, I hope you will consider giving a donation to the foundation. Giving to the foundation would be the best gift I could ever wish for, it would give us a chance to make change together.” Somerhalder wrote on his foundation’s website.
Twitter has been a buzz all morning with fans wishing Somerhalder a happy birthday, and his Vampire Diaries cast mates have even gotten in on the action with the following messages.
Nina Dobrev: HAPPYBIRTHDAY @IANSOMERHALDER ! Everyone help make Ians Bday Wish come true+Help by Donating to the Foundation!
Michael Trevino: Happy Birthday to my big brother @iansomerhalder. How you look so young is beyond me. #FountainofYouth
Kevin Williamson tweeted: Happy Birthday @iansomerhalder !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Share your birthday wishes for Ian in our comment section below! And be sure to leave a question for Ian over on our Submit Questions For The Cast of ‘Vampire Diaries’ post as we’ll be headed to the set to talk with the cast at the end of this week!
Be sure to check out the Vampire Diaries star’s Foundation, and try to give what you can. It’s a great way to wish Ian a happy birthday and also give to a great cause!