How Mariska Hargitay Pays Tribute to ‘Law & Order: SVU’s’ Newest Detective in New Image

Mariska Hargitay plays the iconic Captain Olivia Benson on the hit NBC series, Law & Order: SVU. She recently paid tribute to the newest detective of the squad, Katriona “Kat” Azar Tamin (Jamie Gray Hyder). Read on to learn what Hargitay said and how fans are reacting to the sweet post.

Mariska Hargitay pays tribute to ‘SVU’s’ newest detective

Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Hargitay | Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Hargitay is known to share behind the scenes images from the set of SVU with her many loyal fans. She recently shared an image of herself and Hyder. Both women are embracing and smooching the air with their eyes closed. It’s an epic scene that fans seem to really be gushing over.

The post also has a bunch of hashtags in true Hargitay style. Fans are always here for her numerous hashtags and this post is no different.

“Teaching the little one how it’s done #InTheTrenches #MamaBearBenson #NewCubInTown #CaptainAndKat #LivLaughLove #LivKatLove #StickWithMe #YoungGrasshopper #SVU21,” Hargitay captioned the post.

Mariska Hargitay and Jamie Gray Hyder
Mariska Hargitay and Jamie Gray Hyder | Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Hargitay clearly feels like the “mama bear” on the set. She’s been on the series since the very beginning, so it makes sense that she’d show the newest detective the ropes. Kat brings a fresh perspective to the team that’s nice to see.

Hyder commented on the post on Instagram with some love in return saying: “Learning from the best 🙌🏼💕✨.”

Fans react to the sweet post

Fans of the hit series can’t stop responding to the iconic image of the two women embracing and showing each other some love.

“I adore this picture. And I love the friendship! You are so adorable! Thank you for putting a smile on my face! I need it,” an Instagram user wrote.

People seem to really love the dynamic between the two women. “Mama detective and baby detective!!! Love you both!!! ♥️♥️♥️,” another user said.

One fan thinks Benson is seriously the best teacher. “The best teacher!!!😍 so cute❤️,” someone else wrote.

Viewers of the series love the new energy Kat brings to the show. “Kat brings such a different edge to the show, innocent look yet feisty 😁,” an Instagram user said.

Everyone seems to love the two together. “I love both of y’all! Y’all inspire to keep pressing on every day,” another user explained.

One fan wishes they were the ones holding Hargitay. “Lol! I wish that was me,” an Instagram user chimed in.

Others seem to agree that Hargitay is the perfect person to show this new detective the way it’s done. “No better person to teach her than the #BossLady herself! ❌⭕❌⭕❌⭕❌⭕,” someone else commented.

People can’t get enough of Hargitay’s numerous and hilarious hashtags. “I’m really #LIVing for your hashtags today!!! ❤️,” someone explained.

One Instagram user can’t imagine having Benson as an actual mentor. “Imagine having Benson be your mentor,” another user wrote.

Viewers of SVU fully embrace Kat as the new detective on the team. She reminds fans of a young Olivia Benson just starting out and finding her footing while fighting for survivors.