ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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Jancy Richardson

Ultimate nice guy strikes again. A short time after kindly adopting his adorable stray dog, Nietszche, Ian found that his pooch was pregnant - with eight babies.

Being the charming chap that he is, Somerhalder was on hand to help the furry mama give birth...and ex-girlfriend was also on hand to help.

Ian posted this super-kawaii pic of him and the proud pup on Instagram, with the heart-melting caption below.

Live from the whelping box In Atlanta!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.

It's great that Ian and Nina can still show each other support for important events - and what's more important than a gaggle of squee-inducing puppies? - despite going their separate ways. Dobrev is currently dating Derek Hough, but still took the time to help Ian (and Nietszche) deliver new life.

Hands up, now - who wants to adopt one of Ian's gorgeous little pups?



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