Parks and Recreation cast reunite for coronavirus special – and they even perform a lil Sebastian tribute

Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck go Instagram official as they enjoy sweet date for Knives Out star’s birthdayLesley Knope is back to save us all from coronavirus (Picture: NBC)

The cast of Parks and Recreation have reunited once more for a coronavirus special of the beloved NBC sitcom.

And we are so here for it.

The one-off special saw how all our favourite characters are dealing with social distancing, and they even paid a tribute to lil Sebastian.

Lesley Knope (Amy Poehler), Chris Pratt (Andy Dwyer), Rob Lowe (Chris), Adam Scott (Ben Wyatt), Aubrey Plaza (April Ludgate), Aziz Ansari (Tom Haverford), Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson), Rashida Jones (Anne Perkins), Retta (Donna Meagle) and Jim O’Heir (Jerry/Garry/Larry/Terry/Barry Gergich) all returned on Thursday, five years after the series finale aired.

‘The story comes from the events of the day – Pawnee’s most dedicated civil servant, Leslie Knope, is determined to stay connected to her friends in a time of social distancing,’ People reported.

Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd) kicked it all off by reading a special message from Knope to the viewers.

Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck go Instagram official as they enjoy sweet date for Knives Out star’s birthdayThe cast reunited for a one-off special (Picture: NBC)

It read: ‘Recently, the cast and writers of Parks and Rec decided to reunite the cast and make a one-time special to make money for people hurt by the coronavirus.

‘We at NBC Universal, our neighbours at State Farm and Subaru will be matching donations to Feeding America — a nonprofit organization that helps people facing hunger all over the country. Please visit the website and give if you can. We hope you enjoy this Parks and Recreation special.’

It then began with Knope calling her former boss Ron Swanson to discuss his responsibilities in the Pawnee Parks and Recreation department’s “phone tree” plan.

And while Swanson decided to direct the call to Gary, Swanson phoned married couple April and Andy, who had locked himself in a shed by accident.

Because, well, of course he did.

Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck go Instagram official as they enjoy sweet date for Knives Out star’s birthdayThe Parks and Rec gang reunited for the first time in five years (Picture: NBC)

In order to keep the call going, April and Andy called Ann Perkins and Chris Traeger, who are still married yet quarantining separately.

Still with us?

Tom was on the call next and he bounced off some entrepreneurial ideas to Knope and Perkins.

He then called his BFF, Donna (Retta, 50) who then, finally, called Gary (the mayor of Pawnee).

To finish the call, the whole cast then broke out into song as they performed a tribute to lil Sebastian.

All together now!

For the uninitiated among you, Parks and Rec ran for seven seasons, airing its finale in 2015.

It followed the everyday lives of government workers in the small American town of Pawnee, Indiana.

The special was made to raise money for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response.

Parks and Recreation seasons 1-7 are available to stream now on Amazon Prime in the UK.

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