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Ian Somerhalder is always swoon-worthy and smoldering, but the Vampire Diaries actor took it to the next level on November 7. While it wasn’t with a sexy shirtless photo, it was the next best thing — becoming Grey’s Anatomy’s McDreamy in real life.

“Best place to wake up this morning… Alone in the woods,” Ian captioned a pic of his trailer in the woods. “Wow — I truly needed it. BTW nature, you rock; thanks for taking care of us. Love, Ian.”

For those unfamiliar with Grey’s, McDreamy (aka Patrick Dempsey’s character, Derek Shepherd) owned a trailer out in the woods where he would go to collect his thoughts, fish, and be manly when things at home weren’t great. Though it holds some sad memories for Meredith and Derek, the show’s central couple, the rugged version of the Seattle doctor is 100 percent what we’re into.

So, Ian is basically the new McDreamy as he and perhaps Nietzsche spend some time out in the woods together. He didn’t specify who “us” meant, but since he doesn’t have any current suitors (that we know of), it’s probably him and his pups… or his bros. Maybe he and Paul are spending some quality time together?

Let’s just say we hope he goes into full Lumberjack mode in flannel with a beard ASAP.

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