We all know and recognize our favorite cast members from The Vampire Diaries as some of the most stunning and multi-talented individuals to grace our screens. And because of this, it's easy to forget that they were once babies too.
Brace yourself for the ultimate cuteness overload and prepare to have your hearts melt as you take a peek at the following childhood throwbacks, featuring the crème de la crème of Mystic Falls. Who do you think was the most adorable tot of the gang?
1. Phoebe Tonkin
Yes, it's hard to believe but Phoebe Tonkin was once a gap-toothed school girl in her native Australia.
2. Nina Dobrev
From the outset, Nina was always destined to be a beautiful human being. Her parents must have exceptional genes.
3. Michael Trevino
Who'd have thought that this cheeky chappie would grow into such a chiseled young man?
4. Claire Holt
That goofy smile, those adorable bangs and puffy polka-dot dress — Claire Holt as a little girl is just too much.
5. Dave Anders
As an adult, Dave should have stuck with those red overalls. Quite frankly, they are way better than anything he ever wore on the show.
6. Ian Somerhalder
Looking back at a tiny Ian Somerhalder, it's easy to see that he was always going to be heart-breaker.
7. Paul Wesley
Before he was relentlessly turning his humanity on and off every other season, it appears that Paul Wesley kept himself busy wearing berets and playing the accordion.
8. Kate Graham
No words can describe just how adorable Kate Graham was a toddler.
9. Candice Accola
Loving the bob, babe!
Which TVD stars were the cutest kids?