While Father’s Day is special for many in the country, it’s probably a little more special when you’re America’s daddy Christopher Meloni.
The actor, best known for playing Detective Stabler on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, has something of a reputation in the age of social media. A legion of fans has come to appreciate his, shall we say ‘assets’, with no one a bigger fan than the queer community.
So much so, that merely being related to Meloni is enough to win a few favors.
In the above image, Meloni shares a conversation with his child who apparently got a few free drinks off the back of the family name.
According to the screenshot, Meloni’s kid was at a drag bar. When the bartender saw the last name on the driver license, they asked if they were related to the Law & Order star.
When told “yes” the bartender put the drinks on the house.
It’s pretty impressive to see the fandom around Meloni.
Meloni is good natured about the reputation he’s developed. This includes times when he has every reason to get upset.
When it was reported earlier this year that Meloni has developed a bit of an “ego” after upping his workout routine, the actor responded.
He shared an Instagram post poking fun at the reporting, where he claimed it was a “super ego” in his caption.
Hopefully he enjoys the jokes about his kid’s free drinks just as much.
Meloni returned to the Law & Order universe, reprising his role as Detective Stabler on Law & Order: Organized Crime. The third season begins this fall on NBC.