Happy 34th Birthday Ian Somerhalder! Quotes From The Man To Celebrate Him! Plus Ways You Can Help His Foundation! [PHOTOS]

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As you can tell, today Ian Somerhalder is celebrating his 34th birthday! He’s probably getting ready to attend a Vampire Diaries convention in Orlando, Florida, but I’m sure he’s still enjoying himself immensely. Hopefully, Nina Dobrev is there to help her man celebrate another year!

Thursday he took to Twitter to say, “Can’t believe I’m turning a year older in exactly 48 hrs. I was born at 9:52 AM dec, 8. It’s 9:50AM… Wow time flies”. Speaking of the popular social networking site, he recently acquired three million followers! Here’s to hoping he reaches four and beyond soon!

You may be turning another year older, Smolderholder, but you look handsome as ever.

So what do we love so much about him and how exactly can you help his foundation?

Fans of him know that he is one of the most passionate, gracious people in the world. He has his own foundation, appropriately called the Ian Somerhalder Foundation (also known as ISF). They aim to “empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.”

He is so wonderfully vocal about his beliefs, which you’ll get a glimpse of in our gallery. Regardless of how other may feel about him, he successfully conveys his thoughts and emotions on every situation he deems important.

This man proves that there are still a few good men out there! He and Dobrev are very lucky to have found each other!

Not convinced yet? How about the fact he cherishes both the youth and pets?  A few of his brilliant quotes include statements on both. All the work his foundation is doing incorporates both.

At the moment they’re in the process of creating an animal sanctuary. What they want to do is have battered animals and bullies work together to learn compassion. If this dream becomes a reality, we’ll see a change in the world, even if many view it as a small change.

Interested in helping out ISF? Somerhalder has asked fans to help him win a contest sponsored by Mozilla. He’s hoping to receive $50,000 from the company. Whoever has the most donated by January 10th will win the contest.

Here’s what he has to say about it: “My birthday is on December 8th. I don’t need any presents. My only ask is that you please support our foundation so that we can reach our goal and win this challenge. This would be a huge leap for ISF.”

Interested in helping him and the foundation? Go ahead and make a donation for his birthday!

Most importantly, check out our gallery to find out why we here at SL love the hottie for more than just his looks! Feel free to tell us why YOU love him in the comments below!