As soon as she announced the exciting news, fans went crazy on social media.
While it had been speculated for a while, it seems most of the decision just came down to scheduling.
And the news has had an overwhelmingly positive response (well, duh).
Check out some fan reactions below!
— Riber Nun (@ImRiberNun) January 26, 2017
— ??? (@fleurdobreva) January 26, 2017
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Welcome Back Nina Dobrev ending #TVD would not be complete without the one to star in it in the first place! Come back full circle!
— Chris Von Der Lohe (@CVon_Lohe35) January 26, 2017
Nina Dobrev is back on #tvd and I'm so HAPPY. No one knows my excitement ????
— !SA!AH (@dUcki_) January 26, 2017
Oh my god! WELCOME BACK NINA DOBREV I've been waiting for this for soo long. I can't wait for the episode…#TVD
— Ana (@anushkaaggarwa9) January 26, 2017
— Chiklis (@chiklisdalmia1) January 26, 2017
— TVD Español (@TVD_Esp) January 26, 2017
— Izzie (@Izzie177) January 26, 2017
— Sumaiya (@summi2808) January 26, 2017
Y'all better make Delena endgame!!!
— Joan Vitug (@parkinsonxpansy) January 26, 2017
I'M GOING TO BE HONEST I DOUBTED HER ASS BUT NOW I REMEMBER WHY I LOVE NINA DOBREV SO MUCH
— general marie (@DobrevicsArmy) January 26, 2017