The reunion we have all been ready for!

On Friday, Jan. 15, Christopher Meloni teased his highly-anticipated return to Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The 59-year-old actor took to Instagram and shared a black-and-white picture of himself and former on-screen associate Mariska Hargitay, who plays Captain Olivia Benson.

Meloni, who performed Detective Elliot Stabler between 1999 and 2011, captioned the image, “We’re just a little bit nearer.”

Followers are actually wanting ahead to Benson and Stabler’s on-screen reunion. The truth is, many have even sounded off within the picture’s feedback part.

One enthusiastic fan commented, “I HAVE BEEN WAITING TEN YEARS FOR THIS!!!!”

Similar, pal. Similar.

As E! readers could recall, Meloni’s return to the long-running authorized drama was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Initially, the season 22 premiere of Legislation & Order: SVU was meant to mark Stabler’s return to the franchise in a couple of decade.

The Legislation & Order: SVU look was additionally alleged to introduce Meloni’s new Dick Wolf present, Legislation & Order: Organized Crime.