Credit: Who Say

Back when she starred in Degrassi: The Next Generation, Vampire DiariesNina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert) had the opportunity to visit Kenya with other members of the cast.  

“I got to go to Africa, and I got to meet children who didn’t have a lot but were happier than most of the children I knew here in North America,” she explained to the Globe and Mail when she hosted Free the Children’s We Day in 2011. “Their effect on me has changed my life.”

Now you know why Nina is so charitable! The trip had some lighthearted moments, as evidenced by the photo Nina posted for #ThrowbackThursday.

One of the most incredible trips of my life; Africa. Opened my eyes to so many things,one of which was the giraffe sandwich,” Nina wrote along with the photo of herself feeding the long-necked animals.

Looks like a real giraffic jam. Sorry, couldn’t resist.

Sources: AOL, Globe and Mail, Who Say

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