‘The Vampire Diaries’ Cast Congratulates Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas [VIDEO]

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Usually Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley and the rest of The Vampire Diaries crew are who young people are watching and admiring, but they switched it up this week by taking a moment to give props to Team USA at the Olympics, specifically Gabby Douglas of the gymnastics team, who the TVD team found out was a big fan of the weekly happenings at Mystics Falls.

So Nina, Ian, Paul, Claire Holt, and the rest of the Vampire Diaries crew shot a special video for the pint-sized Olympian telling her how proud they are of her accomplishments.

Dobrev, 23, was reported to have been responsible for coordinating the special 35-second clip. “I use to be a gymnast and I competed internationally, so it’s my favorite time,” said the 23-year-old. 

“When I found out that Gabby liked the show, I was incredibly excited and really happy to make the video,” she added. “And now we follow each other on Twitter, so we’ve been direct messaging. The 16-year-old in me wishes I was up there with them. So I’m just so happy for her success. And she’s so cute. She has the most amazing smile.”

Gabby’s favorite part? Ian Somerhalder even blew her a kiss! Click the video above to watch the cuteness.

The Vampire Diaries returns with an all new season Thursday Oct. 11 on The CW.