Good work, Vampire Diaries fans! You have made Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) a very happy man. And when Ian’s happy, he smiles. And when he smiles, we swoon. So we thank you, too. has officially announced the Ian Somerhalder Foundation as the winner of the Mozilla Firefox Challenge. After more than 1,700 donations and more than $120,000 raised, ISF took home the grand prize: $50,000.

Ian has been tweeting about his hopes for creating an animal sanctuary non-stop these past few days, so we can only imagine how satisfying it feels to win. Congrats, Ian! We are incredibly jealous of all of the animals that get to meet you because of this.

All in all, the Mozilla Firefox Challenge raised more than $1 million. Talk about a success!


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