'Vampire Diaries' Stars Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder Reunite For Puppy Birth

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder may have split up last May — and Dobrev may have moved on to another man — but the Vampire Diaries's favorite off-screen ex-couple is apparently still on good terms. In fact, they reunited this week — for adorable puppy purposes! (Yes, for puppies. Imagine all that attractive and all that cute in one place.) Somerhalder's dog, named Nietzche, gave birth in Somerhalder's Atlanta home this Tuesday, and Dobrev helped Somerhalder deliver the puppies. "Live from the whelping box In Atlanta!" Somerhalder wrote as a caption on an Instagram photo of the event. "Panting, pushing, contractions – Wow. Make no mistake about it – Ladies rule. Women of every species blow my mind … Incredible what mamas go through! Love to you mamas – all over the world. Jeez."

Dobrev, for her part, also left the experience pretty astonished by the wonders of nature, as evidenced by her photo and caption of the event: "Birthing little Nietzsches … Such a beautiful + equally terrifying thing to witness ...The miracle of life :) #Wow."

Considering these two still have to make out every week as part of their gigs on The Vampire Diaries, it's comforting to know they're still getting along off-screen after the end of their three-year relationship. And it's nice to know that comfort extends to Nietzsche, whom Somerhalder recently rescued and who's now got eight little puppies to share that world with. Now, if only we were lucky enough to be one of those puppies.