Credit: Phoebe Tonkin on Instagram Photo: Phoebe Tonkin and Michael Malarkey

We know The Originals and The Vampire Diaries casts are tight and everything, but this latest in-real-life crossover friendship just blew our mind with its randomness. Also, it made us smile. Check out this adorable photo evidence of Originals star Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley) hanging with TVD’s new baddie Michael Malarkey (Enzo).

“Hi @mkmalarkey nice bandana,” Phoebe captioned the Instagram photo of herself and Michael with their arms around one another, both sporting matching bandanas. Random bestie alert of the day! Sure, these two are currently starring on sister shows, but Phoebe was long gone from the TVD cast before Michael joined up. Then again, she still has a pretty significant connection to the TVDers given she is rumored to be currently dating Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore). Perhaps, Michael and Phoebe met through him?

To be honest, we’re not so surprised to see this best friendship forming. Michael seems like a popular guy. In the short time he’s played Enzo, he’s seemingly managed to ingratiate himself with most of the cast. Last week, he spent his time in-between takes arm wrestling with Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes). And Michael may have even unseated Paul as Ian Somerhalder’s bromantic partner — at least for now. Is it just us, or is Michael Malarkey best-friending the TVD verse one cast member at a time?

The Originals returns on Tuesday, February 25 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!