Eric Olsen Jokes That Snuggles May Offer Protection from COVID-19 in a New Photo with His Daughter

Bettina Dizon
Mar 24, 2020
02:00 P.M.
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Eric Olsen snuggled with his little daughter in a photo posted on Instagram: "Snuggles help protect you from COVID 19."


While countries around the globe have been on community quarantine, Eric Olsen showed the world that it's a perfect time to bond with kids and make them feel safe.

The actor recently shared a photo on Instagram, lying down beside his daughter amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Eric Christian Olsen attends the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Presents 2017 Los Angeles Dinner: What You Do Matters at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 2, 2017. | Source: Getty Images



Olson gave a glimpse of his morning as he posted a photo on the social media platform, hugging his daughter Esme while in bed.

Although he is no medical professional, the "NCIS: LA" star suggested that snuggling in the morning may guard against COVID-19, in his caption.


Similarly, his wife Sarah Wright posted a photo on Instagram, urging everyone to stay home in a bid to curb the spread of the deadly virus. She shared:

"We have been home since March 11th. Thank you to my girlfriends, friends, family and our kids schools for continuing to bring comfort, zoom calls and FaceTime chat girls nights to this time at home."

The photo featured the couple holding up signages that thanked frontiers who are risking their lives for the country.



The couple share two kids, Wyatt Oliver and Esme, who were born in 2013 and 2016, respectively. Shortly after their son was born, the actor immediately loved fatherhood.

Oliver suddenly became a soft person just looking and appreciating his son despite being a handful at times. He said:

"I'm such a sucker for that kid when he smiles. He squints his eyes and he gets this big gummy smile, and it's just emotions I didn't know I had. I've become such a softie."


CBS, Showtime, and Paramount TV Studios announced the postponement of the production of their current shows. 

His co-stars Chris O'Donnell an LL Cool J have guided him in his journey toward fatherhood and advise him from time to time.

Having Esme deepened the actor's appreciation for his wife, who showed strength and courage throughout their relationship.

Eric Christian Olsen and Sarah Wright Olsen attend the 2nd Annual Environmental Media Association (EMA) Honors Benefit Gala on September 28, 2019 in Pacific Palisades, California. | Source: Getty Images


In an Instagram post years ago, the actor mentioned his wife's unconditional love and resilience amidst challenging times.

Now, the couple faces yet another obstacle, together with the rest of the world, in protecting their family and beating the deadly pandemic.

Oliver and Wright have been partners in life since 2006, after meeting on the sitcom "The Loop." They dated for five years before the actor popped the big question in 2011. The following year, the two tied the knot in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Sarah Wright Olsen and Eric Olsen attend Baeo Launch Party on January 20, 2019 in Pacific Palisades, California. | Source: Getty Images



Although most recognized for his role in the popular series "NCIS," Oliver appeared in several other shows and films.

Among the television series he participated in are "Tru Calling," "ER," "Community," "Brothers * Sisters," and several others. 

In 2015, when the couple bought a vacation home in Jackson Hole, the two guest-starred on HGTV's "House Hunters." Oliver also starred in the movie "Dumb & Dumber: When Harry Met Lloyd."

Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah on the set of "NCIS: Los Angeles," October 22. | Source: Getty Images


Apart from appearing on-screen, Oliver has worked as an executive producer with his own production company, Cloud Nine Productions. 

Currently, his prioritized work is on "NCIS," which has been put on a halt amid the pandemic, together with its other franchises and several other scripted television shows.

CBS, Showtime, and Paramount TV Studios announced the postponement of the production of their current shows. 


However, unscripted live game shows such as "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" decided to tape without a live studio audience.

Late night shows such as "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon," "The Late Show with Stephen Cobert," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," and "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" also followed the guidelines.

Daytime talk shows like "The View," "Live with Kelly and Ryan," "The Dr. Phil Show," and "The Tamron Hall Show" also stopped having a live audience for the safety of both their staff and participants.


Although it is unclear until when the protocol is implemented, matters regarding the COVID-19 outbreak seem to be getting worse day by day with more countries and numbers of infected individuals rising.

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDCWHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!