Mariska Hargitay Has Perfect Run-In With Fan Wearing a 'Law & Order: SVU' Shirt

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It's serendipity. Taylor Colson, a massive Law & Order: SVU fan, made a last-minute decision that ended up paying off big time.  

On Monday, March 20, Mariska Hargitay posted a photo of a woman wearing a T-shirt with her SVU character, Olivia Benson, and Elliot Stabler (Chris Meloni) to her Instagram Story. Hargitay didn't post a caption or say anything, which left fans confused. 

Mariska Hargitay

The next day, Colson shared her experience in a TikTok video.


She shared photos from the flight and screengrabs of text messages with friends set to Meghan Trainor's song, "Mother."

"Mariska is my mother," Colson wrote at the end of her caption, along with the hashtags #svu and #dreamsdocometrue.

Colson also spoke to about the experience, gushing, "The universe could not have made this happen more."

ET spoke to Colson, a 27-year-old singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, who talked about the incredible moment.

"I had boarded the plane and she was already sitting, so I was standing directly next to her waiting to walk to my seat and said, 'This is too funny,' and pointed to my shirt," she shared. "Her reaction and the excitement she had could not have been better!"

"She told me we had to take a photo together when we landed!" she continued. "Mariska is clearly a woman of her word because we got that awesome photo together."

Colson was definitely not left disappointed about meeting Hargitay in real-life.

"She's the type of hero anyone should wish to meet," she said. "She was everything I'd hoped for, and I'm excited to watch SVU now knowing that she's just as amazing in real life as Captain Benson is."


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