Why don't you just go and break our Parks and Recreation-lovin' hearts some more, Rob Lowe?!
Lowe, who will exit the NBC comedy series in episode 13 along with Rashida Jones, tweeted a very sweet photo of himself posing with costars Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Jim O'Heir and Aziz Ansari. After seething with jealously that we are not best friends with that entire group of guys, we read his caption and immediately bowed our heads in sorrow.
"Last scene with The Boys Of Parks And Rec," Lowe tweeted, with the hashtag "FriendsForever".
Rob and Rashida's exit has already been set up on the series with Chris and Ann expecting a baby and their desire to move to a bigger city to raise their child. To be clear, they are leaving the show to pursue other projects, not because Amy Poehler is a "prick", like Lowe joked to David Letterman recently.
We witnessed the entire cast together at the 100th episode party, and trust us when we say, that entire group honestly and truly love being around each other, which makes the split that much more heartbreaking. But at least we have plenty of time to prepare for their final episode.
"It's nice because we're getting a lot of time and a lot of episodes to really deal with it because we talked about it so early in the season," Jones told us. "Now it's really about figuring out how best to say goodbye."
Creator Mike Schur said in a statement when their departure was announced: "We absolutely love both Rashida and Rob, and will be sad to see them go. Rashida was one of the very first people we knew we wanted in the cast, and as important as Ann is to Leslie (and vice-versa), she'll certainly never be far from Pawnee. Rob we initially thought we could only have for six or eight episodes, and we couldn't be happier that he will have stuck around for 75. They are wonderful, funny, committed actors, they've been a huge part of the Parks and Rec family, and we think we have a great Pawnee send-off in the works for them."
OK, we're going to end this before we get truly depressed. But on a brighter note: Parks and Rec is back this week with two new episodes! Don't miss them tomorrow night on NBC.