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Given the fact that we hardly hear a peep about Stefan Salvatore’s ancestors on The Vampire Diaries, it’s hard to even imagine Paul Wesley’s predecessors. Thank goodness Paul is the perfect guy and loves his family enough to share adorable photos of them online for us to “aww” over. Check out Paul with his grandparents!

Isn’t this the greatest photo ever? Paul decided to share the shot on his Mobio INsider page after a fan asked him a question about his grandfather.

“Hey, Paul, here's one of your biggest fans begging you to post a current photo of you with your grandfather,” the fan asked. “I know you care about him a lot and for what you've already said he must be an awesome person. We love you.”

Paul responded with the photo and a caption letting everyone know the pic is from last summer. The Vampire Diaries actor is hugging his white-haired grandparents with so much love, and you can just tell that they are proud of their grandson.

And, hey, they should be proud of him. The 31-year-old actor was just crowned “Hottie of the Year” by E! Online. Not too shabby, right gramps? Maybe that’s why the senior is smiling so big, he knows his kin is hunky and makes all the ladies swoon on the reg.

What do you think about Paul’s adorable grandparents? Hit the comments and let us know!

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

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