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Yet More Evidence The Parks and Rec Cast Is Painfully Charming

Illustration for article titled Yet More Evidence The emParks and Rec/em Cast Is Painfully Charming

I'm often hesitant to learn too much about my favorite stars, lest they turn out to be complete assholes. This story is the opposite of that: A young man got to spend the day at Parks & Rec thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and apparently everyone was utterly delightful.

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Redditor Signal-7_10-4 spent the day on-set, and recently recounted the day online (h/t UpRoxx): "Going into it, I was prepared for the possibility of some actors just acting nice. Holy crap was I wrong." He reports Adam Scott was down-to-earth, Aziz Ansari popped by to say hi even though he wasn't filming, and apparently Nick Offerman "was so much like Ron Swanson, it was incredible." But it was Amy Poehler in particular who really stood out:

Amy Poehler was litt-rally one of the kindest and most loving people I've ever met. She just kept coming back for another conversation, hug, or picture. The selfie being taken in the picture I posted above as "proof" was actually her phone. A lot of the actors actually took pictures or video. She made sure to get our contact information to send us stuff and check in every once in a while. She set us up with VIP tickets and meet-and-greet passes to see an improv show that night featuring some other NBC heavy hitters including Kenneth from 30 Rock and AJ from The Office (and P&R). I had no idea that an A-list celebrity like herself could be so sweet and kind. It blew us away.

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Nor is this the first Make-A-Wish visitor with whom she's taken selfies. Amy, you're killing me here.

Photo via Getty.

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I have such a special place in my heart for Parks and Rec - watching past seasons on Netflix are like my comfort food. We went through a tough transition about a year ago, and whenever I wanted a mini escape from whatever was going on I would snuggle up in bed and watch a couple episodes. I still tear up every time I watch the smallest park reunion and laugh hysterically during Tom and Leslie's date (spoiler alert, I guess?). Every character on the show seems so genuine and lovable and like someone you would want to be around in real life, like a realistic ideal of how life could be, and hearing reports like this is so heart-warming.