Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay is using her platform to spread messages of kindness, caring, and positivity to her fans and followers.
Mariska Hargitay has been starring on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU for an incredible 23 seasons. And what an incredible 23 seasons they have been. Since 1999, we have known Hargitay by her character’s name — Olivia Benson. Nowadays, however, she goes by Captain Benson and is the commanding officer of the Manhattan Special Victims Unit. Before taking over the role of captain, Benson will always be remembered for her work as a detective. Specifically when she was partnered with Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) for 12 years.
What makes Olivia Benson so great at her job is that she is very sympathetic when it comes to victims of sex crimes. She has always displayed a natural ability to sympathize with victims and that in itself is a tremendous asset to have on the force.
Now, if you follow Law & Order: SVU like we do here at Outsider, then you know that Mariska Hargitay shares many of the same qualities in real life as her character on the show. Hargitay is one of the nicest celebrities out there and she has the natural ability to be a leader. She understands the influence she has and she uses that for the benefit of everyone.
The 57-year-old actress can inspire people in so many different ways. For example, just take her Instagram post from Saturday afternoon. She posted an image of a quote from the late Robin Williams.
“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”
In the caption of her post, Hargitay utilizes another quote. This one is from the one and only Jackie Chan.
“‘Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.’ — Jackie Chan”
‘Law & Order: SVU’ Fans Respond to Mariska Hargitay’s Instagram post
Sometimes, all it takes is a message from one of our idols to make us understand. Mariska Hargitay has the ability to inspire those who are incapable of seeing what she sees. You wouldn’t think that would be the case for someone so famous and successful like the Law & Order: SVU star. But she like one of the most genuine people on the planet.
It’s clear that fans of the hit show think so as well. As they usually do, SVU fans took to the comments section to leave their thoughts on Hargitay’s latest post.
“No truer words,” one fan said.
Others agree that this message needs to be spoken louder. They left comments like, “This is a statement that needs to be said louder because there are still people here not listening and that sucks” and “Say it louder for the people in the back. 🗣👏”