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Adorably arresting: Mariska Hargitay meets Taylor Swift's cat Olivia Benson

Backstage at one of Taylor Swift's recent shows, Mariska Hargitay met the cat named after her "Law & Order: SVU" character.
/ Source: TODAY

On Saturday night, a moment that's been a year in the making came to fruition: "Law & Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay met Taylor Swift's cat Olivia Benson.

It was a magical moment, primarily because Olivia Benson isn't just an unusual name for a cat — it's the name of the character Hargitay has played on the long-running NBC show since 1999.

Naturally, the purrfect meetup was captured on camera, complete with Swift narrating the exchange and posting it on Instagram.

"This is Olivia Benson meeting Olivia Benson," whispers Swift. "Things are going well so far."

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The friendship between Harigtay and Swift has been growing for a while now. The TV actress noted in May that she and the pop star had originally met at the Met Gala, then ran into each other at a concert. Hargitay next had a brief cameo in Swift's music video, "Bad Blood."

This time, Hargitay was in Philadelphia for Swift's show, and even came out on stage during "Style." The historic Olivia/Olivia meeting happened backstage.

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After the show, the mutual admiration society continued on Twitter:

So who knows? Maybe Swift will find time to turn up as a guest on "SVU" one of these days. If nothing else, she's probably got a cat sitter whenever she wants one.

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