Ian Somerhalder is Handing Out Human Hearts for a Good Cause

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed open up about adoption.
Trying to save the world isn’t something new for Ian Somerhalder, but he’s really grabbed our attention with his latest, very bloody Instagram post.

Early Saturday, the hunky Vampire Diaries star shared an image with his followers in which he’s holding what appears to be a recently removed human heart.

Of course the organ is probably a prop from the always bloody CW show and Ian’s caption tells a story that seems to have come straight from a Charles Dickens story.

“Good morning… Have a heart today? Adopt a creature that needs a great home, smile at someone, go to www.omaze.com/Ian and help me make our world better with ISF? No matter what you do today, please please please try not to let an upcoming holiday season stress you out. News and advertisements geared to make you feel inadequate if you don’t buy the right gifts with the proper wrapping paper at the right price diminish what should be time off with family-time to recoup from the insanity of our 21st century daily grind-whether it’s school or the office.Time spent together and love is far more valuable than something that comes in a box that you had to fight over in a line. Young ones, I hope you see the value of want vs need and of not stressing your already-stressed parents to buy things you simply don’t need- parents I hope you can make time for your little ones. I’m Looking down at our world from 30,000ft and hoping that everyone finds happiness in some way this beautiful Saturday…”
¬†Interestingly enough, Ian’s got a sweepstakes of sorts happening now that’s giving charitable fans the chance to visit him on set in Atlanta. Click here to enter, and support Ian’s foundation, if you’re interested.