Credit: Kurt Iswarienko/TV Guide Photo: Paul Wesley in TV Guide Magazine, Fall 2009 Preview

At exactly 4:11 p.m. PST on March 14, 2011, the skies cleared, dolphins leaped into the air, and enemies joined hands in friendship. The sole cause of all these events was that one Paul Wesley officially joined Twitter. It’s taken at least five days — Dawn Olivieri (Andie Star) first teased that our favorite nice guy might be shedding his philistine ways and taking up with technology last week — but it finally happened. TVD executive producer Julie Plec confirmed the miracle via her own account, writing, “Everyone please give a big welcome to the one, the only, @paulwesley.” Welcome!

And what was the notoriously shy guy’s first message to the interwebs? “hmmm.... i finally have succumbed to the lure of twitter... hello everyone ;)” Emoticons and all! They grow up so fast.

And of course, his second tweet was to thank his already-over-11,000 followers, tweeting, “A truly sincere thank you to all of you for the warm welcome...” And all that without a tiger blood hashtag! Watch your bark, Charlie Sheen.

Sources: Julie Plec’s Twitter, Paul Wesley’s Twitter

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