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Vampire Diaries Star Kendrick Sampson Takes Adorable Photos With Santa Claus!

Elena may have killed Jesse on The Vampire Diaries (sorry, Caroline), but in real life, actor Kendrick Sampson is alive, well, and getting in the holiday spirit!

Over the weekend, the beefy heartthrob — seriously, have seen this guy shirtless?! — was spotted checking out the sights at The Grove in LA. After meeting up with a friend, Kendrick stopped to get goofy as he posed for photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Of course, now that Kendrick’s appeared on The Vampire Diaries, fans recognize him everywhere he goes. “[The fans] are definitely intense,” Kendrick revealed to OK! magazine. “Some were up in arms [about me getting cast]. Some were excited. A lot were trepidatious about accepting me into the Vampire Diaries family. Otherwise everything’s been really, really positive. It’s been a flattering thing.”

While there’s no word yet on whether Jesse will return to TVD, we certainly wouldn’t put it past ‘em! Shall we start the campaign now?

Click through to see Kendrick’s adorable photos with Santa!

12.10.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Jager Weatherby
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