Mariska Hargitay’s Real-Life Heroics: How the ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Helped a Lost Child

Mariska Hargitay, known for her role as Olivia Benson, halts filming to help a lost child.

Mariska Hargitay, known for her portrayal of Olivia Benson on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” exemplifies compassion both on and off the screen.

Recently, while filming the final episodes of the show’s 25th season in New York City, Hargitay encountered a young girl who believed her to be a real police officer due to the badge she wore for her character.

The child, separated from her mother in a park, sought Hargitay’s help, prompting the actress to halt production for 20 minutes to assist in reuniting them.

Actress Mariska Hargitay aids a lost child, mistaken for a real cop, during TV show filming.

Despite the presence of the film crew and her scene partner, Ice-T, the girl remained convinced of Hargitay’s role as a police officer.

This act of kindness reflects Hargitay’s genuine concern for others, mirroring the character traits of Olivia Benson.

Off-screen, Hargitay has also been an advocate for survivors of sexual assault, aligning with the show’s themes of justice and support for victims.

Her dedication to her character and the show has contributed to its historic success, as “Law & Order: SVU” became the longest-running drama series in TV history.

Hargitay’s impact extends beyond her on-screen work, inspiring viewers and showcasing the power of empathy and kindness in everyday interactions.