The Sweet Thing Mariska Hargitay Handed Out to Voters

Mariska Hargitay is doing what she can to encourage her fans and fellow voters to get out and vote. Her bio on Instagram even mentions voting: “Sending love to all. Stay safe and VOTE!!!”

But Hargitay has taken things to another level when she headed over to the polls to hand out a sweet item to voters in line at Madison Square Garden, which is being used as a polling location.

Mariska Hargitay surprises voters and hands out a sweet thing

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Hargitay has been known to encourage voting, and she’s taking things to the next level with her latest post on Instagram. While voters waited in line to vote early, Hargitay showed up with Milk Bar cookies and handed them out. She says she’s “happy to be here” as she continues handing out the sweets. She thanks everyone for coming out.

At one point, she starts tossing them to people in the crowd. “Who’s hungry? Who wants a cookie?” Hargitay asks. “Who says voting’s not fun?” She brings her upbeat spirit as she does it, making it quite the spectacle for those involved.

Hargitay wrote a caption on her post on Instagram explaining why she decided to “show up”: “We all know this election is incredibly important, which is why I wanted to show up to support my fellow New Yorkers. Lines are long and people are waiting for hours to exercise their civic duty-their right- so I wanted to surprise some voters at MSG with a little pick me up. It was the least I could do. I’m thankful that sports teams and venues have opened their doors this year to make safe, socially-distanced early voting a reality for so many Americans. It’s critical all of us make our voices heard. #WhoSaysVotingIsn’tFun #Vote.” She also shared the same video on Twitter as well.

Over 450,000 liked the post so far, and thousands commented with their thoughts. Even actors from Law & Order: SVU wrote a message of support for what Hargitay is doing.

Ryan Buggle, who plays Hargitay’s on-screen son, Noah, commented: “Stop 😂 I love this! Go mom go! ❤️.”

Jamie Gray Hyder, who plays Kat Azar Tamin on SVU, wrote: “My girl ❤️.”

Fans react to Hargitay’s post

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Fans on Instagram are overwhelmingly positive about what Hargitay is doing. Thousands commented with well wishes and support for Hargitay’s good deed.

“Wow! I’m never star struck but I would definitely be excited to meet you!” a fan wrote. “Much respect on and off-screen!”

“I just love her 🌷,” a fan wrote.

One fan describes Hargitay as the “real role model the world needs.” They also tagged Hargitay in the comment as well.

A fan wishes they had been there. “Wish I was there! 😂😂😂😂,” they said.

Another calls Hargitay “the queen of cookies,” and it’s safe to say many fans would agree.

“Stoppppppp you are too amazing!” another chimed in.

People seem to support what Mariska Hargitay is doing at the polls, and let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want a cookie from Hargitay while in a long line to vote? Will Hargitay make any more appearances to voters? We’ll have to wait and find out, but many fans would love to see Hargitay walking up to them with a cookie.