Now that we’ve seen Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder and his cat Moke grace the pages of People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” issue, we’re definitely in Swoon City. But don’t worry TVD fans, we’ve found something even better than the captured image: An entire video of Ian and his precious pet cuddling and smizing it up for the camera.

In the video, we see Ian and Moke trying to find which pose is the most adorable of the bunch — spoiler: They’re all pretty freaking adorable. This means we get to see Ian with Moke around his neck and like a baby. But it was what Ian had to say that really won us over.

“What I thought was I should not be in this category. But when I heard I got to hang out with my kid, with my Moke, that was the kicker right there,” Ian joked about being called sexy. “Being able to hang with my animal is kind of amazing, and letting the rest of the world see this incredible creature that I happen to live with — that I wake up every morning with him on my face.” Um, aca-scuse me? Why can’t that be our one sole purpose in life?

And before you go calling Ian a “cat person,” he’s got some news for you. “I have to remind people I have six dogs in my living room right now. I think we’re over the limit for how many animals you can have per square foot. I think I have 2000 square feet and I have eight animals.” Wowza!

Is there enough room for us to move in, Ian?

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.


Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!