‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star Daniela Ruah Wishes ‘Adventurer’ Son Happy Birthday in Heartwarming Post

by Maggie Schneider

“NCIS: Los Angeles” star Daniela Ruah wishes he son a happy birthday via Instagram. He turns 8 years old today!

It is a big day for “NCIS: Los Angeles” star Daniela Ruah. She is celebrating her son River’s 8th birthday! In a sweet Instagram post, the actress posts a mother-son selfie.

Calling her little guy an “adventurer,” Ruah writes her caption in both English and Spanish.

“Holy cow I love you!” she begins. “Happy birthday to my adventurer who turns a big 8 today…you make me laugh dude, you are so silly and incredibly smart and the best big brother and son this mama could ever ask for. December 30th is your day baby! Ok now slow down the time, thanks.”

Fans are giving River all of their best birthday wishes in the comments section. “Happy 8th Birthday River hope you have the absolute best day celebrating your special day in style ENJOY,” one fan says.

“Happy eighth birthday River. So many kisses and cuddles today I bet. Don’t send mommy too crazy,” another writes.

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star Daniela Ruah on Husband’s Military Service

“NCIS: Los Angeles” star Daniela Ruah knows what it’s like to reunite with family who are in the military. Her husband, David Paul Olsen, was a Navy SEAL.

In a special guest appearance on CBS’ “The Greatest Stay at Home Videos,” Ruah chats with Cedric the Entertainer. After watching some emotional videos of veterans and their families, she talks about her own personal experiences with her husband.

“I remember waiting for him for a month or two sometimes,” she begins. “And I remember how it felt to receive him home. I watch these military personnel videos coming home to their families and it’s so joyful and (with) so much love that I can’t help but get emotional.”

Ruah continues to talk about how these reunion videos warm her heart. It reminds her of the importance of togetherness, especially over the holidays.

“[They are] all special to me because each one is about military families, military personnel being reunited with their family members. I think that’s all something we all can relate to, reuniting with someone we love, especially now, right? Where everybody hasn’t seen their family members in so long, (they) know what it’s like to get that hug.”

It is important to find the light in the midst of the darkness. “We live in a very complicated world and once in awhile we get these very genuine, human moments,” Ruah says.