Amy Poehler Wrote The Sweetest Note To A "Parks & Rec" Superfan
"All I've ever wanted was to move out of the small town I was born into and find happiness," the Parks & Rec fan told BuzzFeed. "If Leslie Knope says it's possible then who am I to argue?"
You probably already feel like you couldn't love Amy Poehler more. She is the one true Queen Of Everything.
One of the many things the comedic genius is known for is giving great advice. She runs the site Smart Girls at the Party and gives thousands of girls heartfelt and important wisdom through her series "Ask Amy."
Lately she's been making appearances everywhere from Late Night TV to the BuzzFeed offices to promote her new book Yes Please. As part of the that, she did a Reddit AMA on Wednesday.
During the AMA, one fan opened up to her, saying that he lived in a "small town full of idiots" and he used to always feel "alone and like a failure."
Then he discovered Parks and Recreation. It changed his life. The man said the show "fully turned my year around," and that the it had a "profound effect on me." Since it was an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") the Redditor also threw in a question: What's your favorite kind of waffle?
Amy was clearly totally humbled by the question: "Who cares about waffles? What a beautiful post," she wrote. "You sound like the kind of person that will find a lot of love and happiness."
BuzzFeed talked to the Redditor, who is actually Shawn Lee Shuman, from South New Jersey. He said that Amy's response meant the universe to him.
"Wow, what a moment that was," said Shawn. Adding:
Getting any reply from her would have meant the world to me, but getting the reply that I DID get meant the universe. I'm not sure I've ever been told things so encouraging from really anyone in my life — and here they are coming from Amy freaking Poehler. Her thanking ME for anything is just hard to wrap my head around.
All I've ever wanted was to move out of the small town I was born into and find happiness... If Leslie Knope says it's possible then who am I to argue?