By Meredith Lepore
Apr 15, 2015 @ 12:01 pm

Have your tissues ready! Nina Dobrev is finishing up her final days on the set of her long-running CW series The Vampire Diaries and she shared several emotional pictures of her saying goodbye to her "#TVDfamily."

The actress, who has played Elena Gilbert for what will be six seasons, shared a sweet shot of her embracing castmates Kat Graham and Candice Accola on Instagram, who have both been on the show with her since 2009. "Officially a mess. No hiding it anymore," Dobrev wrote with the photo. "Today has been a day filled with farewells ... it's officially a wrap on Caroline&Elena&Bonnie":


And things didn't stop there: She also posted a snap of herself with leading man Paul Wesley after their final scene.



Another photo shows herself with Graham and Accola, and Dobrev is clearly letting the tears flow. "I feel like a blow fish, so puffy and bloated from crying all day. Tears of joy & sadness. Bittersweet. So many memories," she captioned it:


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Of course, we probably should have expected this after she announced she would be leaving the show in a heartfelt note to her fans earlier this month. "I myself made some of the best friends I’ll ever know and built an extended family I will love forever," she wrote in her Instagram message.

But don't quite say goodbye to Dobrev yet. She encouraged fans to stick with her through the May 14 finale: “I invite you to hop on the roller coaster ride that is Elena Gilbert’s life and join me as I celebrate her and prepare to say goodbye to her—and to my work family—as I move on to the next chapter of my life.”

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