'SVU' OGs Christopher Meloni & Mariska Hargitay Reunite -- & the Pic Is Everything

Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni celebrate its second Los Angeles gala, JoyRocks
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It's been many (many) years since we've seen Detectives Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) fighting crime and keeping New York City streets safe on Law & Order: SVU. Fans of the show loved this crime-stopping duo and are always hoping -- praying -- for the duo to resurface. Well, it looks like that day has come ... kinda. This photo of Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay is a reunion SVU fans are always yearning to see and doesn't disappoint. That's right, #Bensler is back!


This isn't the first time the stars have posted pics proving their friendhip IRL, but that doesn't make it any less exciting for us -- or, it seems, for them. In fact, it looks like Christmas came early for these former co-stars (and fans) as Stabler Chris and Benson Mariska took a little time out to visit each other for the holidays.

"Friends at Xmas," Meloni captioned on this epic Instagram photo that would double as the best freaking Christmas card ever!

Friends at Xmas.

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Even Mariska had some fun as she shared the pic with her fans using awesome captions like #AVeryBenslerChristmas, #TheChrisWhoStoleChristmas, and #HomeMeloni -- haha. (Home Alone, get it?)

Hahaha. So awesome!

There's not a week that goes by that my TV isn't tuned to classic Law & Order: SVU episodes (those marathons give you life) with these two. I LOVED them on the show and the partnership they had, until Chris left in 2011. I also love seeing candid shots of Chris and Mariska in real life that add a little magic to their story.

Obviously, they're pretty good buds -- and this sweet photo reflects that.

We may never see Stabler and Benson together in action on the show, but at least fans are reassured that their friendship lives on.

Happy holidays, guys!

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