Parks and Recreation fans praise TV reunion special

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Photo credit: Danny Feld/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank - Getty Images
Photo credit: Danny Feld/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank - Getty Images

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Parks and Recreation fans have taken to Twitter to praise the show's reunion special which aired last night (April 30) on NBC.

The 30-minute one-off episode was filmed in aid of Feeding America, a non-profit organisation that provides meals through food banks and community pantries in the US.

Taking place over 'Gryzzl calls' (their version of Zoom) , the episode saw Amy Poehler's Leslie Knope get in touch with her Parks and Rec friends to see how they're getting on as they stay at home and keep safe amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Alongside Poehler the special featured cast members including Chris Pratt, Rob Lowe, Nick Offerman, Adam Scott, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari, Retta and Jim O’Heir.

Photo credit: YouTube - NBC Universal
Photo credit: YouTube - NBC Universal

Related: Parks and Rec cast reunite for 'Galentine's Day'

Fans of the show welcomed its return with open arms and took to Twitter to praise the episode for bringing them a bit of joy and laughter during such tough times.

One moment which audiences particularly loved was when the cast performed song '5,000 Candles in the Wind'.

You can check out their thoughts below:

And NBC have since announced that the special managed to raise an amazing $2.8 million for Feeding America as of Friday morning. A job well done guys!

A Parks and Recreation Special aired on NBC and is available on demand. For more information and to donate to Feeding America, visit

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