'Parks and Rec' series finale: 7 moments so perfect they made us cry

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'Parks and Rec' series finale: 7 moments so perfect they made us cry
PARKS AND RECREATION -- 'Viva Gunderson!' Episode 711 -- Pictured: (l-r) Retta as Donna Meagle, Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt, Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate, Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PARKS AND RECREATION -- 'One Last Ride' Episode 712/713 -- Pictured: (l-r) Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford, Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt, Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate -- (Photo by: Ben Cohen/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PARKS AND RECREATION -- 'The Johnny Karate Super Awesome Musical Explosion Show' Episode 710 -- Pictured: Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate -- (Photo by: Greg Gayne/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PARKS AND RECREATION -- 'One Last Ride' Episode 712/713 -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt, Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PARKS AND RECREATION -- 'One Last Ride' Episode 712/713 -- Pictured: Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford -- (Photo by: Colleen Hayes/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PARKS AND RECREATION -- 'Two Funerals' Episode 711 -- Pictured: (l-r) Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate, Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt -- (Photo by: Colleen Hayes/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PARKS AND RECREATION -- 'One Last Ride' Episode 712/713 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chris Pratt as Andy Dwyer, Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PARKS AND RECREATION -- 'One Last Ride' Episode 712/713 -- Pictured: Billy Eichner as Craig -- (Photo by: Colleen Hayes/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PARKS AND RECREATION -- 'Viva Gunderson!' Episode 711 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chris Pratt as Andy Dwyer, Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson, Retta as Donna Meagle -- (Photo by: Greg Gayne/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PARKS AND RECREATION -- 'Viva Gunderson!' Episode 711 -- Pictured: (l-r) Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford -- (Photo by: Greg Gayne/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PARKS AND RECREATION -- 'Pie-mary' Episode 708 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jim O'Heir as Jerry Gergich, Retta as Donna Meagle -- (Photo by: Ben Cohen/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PARKS AND RECREATION -- 'Pie-mary' Episode 708 -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt, Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope -- (Photo by: Ben Cohen/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PARKS AND RECREATION -- 'Save JJ's' Episode 707 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jason Mantzoukas as Dennis Feinstein, Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson -- (Photo by: Colleen Hayes/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PARKS AND RECREATION -- 'GryzzlBox' Episode 706 -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt, Retta as Donna Meagle, Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson -- (Photo by: Ben Cohen/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PARKS AND RECREATION -- 'GryzzlBox' Episode 706 -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt, Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Jorma Taccone as Roscoe -- (Photo by: Greg Gayne/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PARKS AND RECREATION -- 'GryzzlBox' Episode 706 -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt, Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope -- (Photo by: Greg Gayne/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PARKS AND RECREATION -- 'GryzzlBox' Episode 706 -- Pictured: Jorma Taccone as Roscoe -- (Photo by: Greg Gayne/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PARKS AND RECREATION -- 'William Henry Harrison' Episode 705 -- Pictured: (l-r) Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson, Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford, Retta as Donna Meagle, Erinn Hayes as Annabel -- (Photo by: Colleen Hayes/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PARKS AND RECREATION -- 'William Henry Harrison' Episode 705 -- Pictured: (l-r) Retta as Donna Meagle, Erinn Hayes as Annabel, Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford -- (Photo by: Colleen Hayes/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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Cue up the emotional GIFs, the Parks and Recreation series finale was an emotional roller coaster of big laughs, big guest stars and even bigger heart-twistingly nostalgic moments.

As the Parks crew tackled one last menial mission, fixing a broken swing, we flashed forward to their future lives. Some were pure comedy gold (Jean-Ralphio faking his own death and Craig as a still-manic old man), but mostly this nostalgic trip to the future just made us wish we had seven more seasons with our favorite Pawnee residents.

"When we worked here together, we fought, scratched and clawed to make peoples' lives a tiny bit better," Leslie told her team in the finale. "What makes work worth doing is getting to do it with people that you love."

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Here's a look at the moments from tonight's finale that made us tear up (and a few that made us laugh until we cried).

1. The Team's All Here
As 2017 Leslie worried about the next time her favorite people would all be back together again, we saw them reunite at the Parks Department in the flash forward to 2023, as Leslie and Ben struggled to decide who in the political power couple should run for governor of Indiana. Bonus: Ann and Chris were there! And they're moving back to Indiana!

2. Ben's Big Call
Leslie and Ben decide to flip a coin to figure out who will run for governor, but as Leslie assembles their closest friends to make their announcement, Ben makes the decision for them, interrupting her and tells the group that she will be running.

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3. Pawnee Babies

Everyone has kids and they're adorable! Leslie and April shared an adorable heart-warming moment after April gave birth to baby Jack, but the real treat was seeing all the kids together back at the Parks Department in 2023. BFFs Ann and Leslie pretending to disapprove as their kids fell in love was THE CUTEST. Plus, ANN NAMED HER DAUGHTER LESLIE!

4. Tom and Donna Still Know How to "Treat Yo' Self"
Tom turned his business failures into best-selling books and Donna conquered the Seattle real estate market AND founded an educational non-profit (amazingly called "Teach Yo' Self") while still rocking diamond watches. It warmed our hearts to know these two are still doing it up right. Plus, Tom naming his business types after his Parks co-workers? Adorable.

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5. Ron Gets the Perfect Job
After resigning his role at the still-successful Very Good Building Company, Ron visited his old friend Leslie for advice on his next career move. Unsurprisingly, Leslie had the perfect career in mind: managing the Pawnee National Park.

6. Garry Gets It Right (Everything Except His Name)
The man who couldn't do anything right finally found his niche as the mayor of Pawnee, winning the office 10 times after being named interim mayor in 2017. We see him surrounded by his happy family at his 100th birthday, and celebrated by friends and family (and still smoking hot wife Gail) at his funeral. Of course, they still spelled his name wrong on the tombstone.

7. Ready For The Future

Leslie wins the governor's race! Twice! We see her accepting an honorary doctorate at the University of Indiana. Plus, were those Secret Service agents with them at Garry's funeral?!

BONUS: Moments That Made Us Laugh Until We Cried
-Ben made a sequel game to Cones of Dunshire
-April gives birth on Halloween, in full makeup, to the sounds of "Monster Mash"
-Leslie coming up with Ann-isms for Chris

-Porn star Brandi Maxxx is president of the city council?!
-"I'm gonna take this energy and I'm gonna go crush Joe Biden in charades" -Leslie, of course
-Hypochondriac Chris is worried about getting cancer from his futuristic health scanner bracelet
-Governor Knope gets a library dedicated to her!

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