But this kiss isn’t any ordinary kiss, it was a birthday present from Ian to Paul and he decided to deliver this special gift on-camera when being interviewed by MTV at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend. It may have been just a few days after Paul’s actual birthday, July 23, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t make us go “aww.”
“Paul Wesley’s birthday!” Ian proclaimed before planting a big wet one on Paul’s cheeks. “I love this man!” But can you believe that Ian wasn’t the first TVDer to give Paul a big surprise? It was actually formerTVD star Daniel Gillies (Elijah Mikaelson) who first surprised Paul for his birthday. The big moment happened during the panel for The Originals on Friday. Apparently Daniel got the entire audience — around 4K people — to sing “Happy Birthday” to his pal. Adorable, right?
“My birthday was, like, four days [ago] so it’s this ongoing gag that everyone keeps singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to me,” Paul said. “It was flattering slash embarrassing.”