‘Parks and Rec’ lock attached to Paris bridge is gone, and people are heartbroken

Everyone who saw the 100th episode of Parks and Recreation probably let out a long, contented sigh of admiration at Leslie and Ben’s trip to Paris’ Pont de Arts bridge to memorialize their love with a lock. Everyone except for the unscrupulous character who recently stole it.

As the story goes, Ben shepherds Leslie to Paris after her final day in office where they attach their lock (reading “LESLIE AND BEN” on it) to the Pont des Arts bridge. The point, of course, is to symbolize a lifetime of togetherness, along with the strength of their love. “Forever” was the notion, but the lock only stayed on the bridge until about February 5, when this Tumblr post popped up showing that skullduggery was afoot.

“Whoever you are, super hardcore Parks fan, you kinda suck,” the poster wrote. Indeed.

Michael Schur, series co-creator, got wind of the news and posted to Twitter that it “stinks” someone stole it and encouraged the thief to “bring it back.” Adam Scott was less kind. Fans even less so.

Still, though, all we can do is wait and hope for its return. In the mean time, break out the pints of ice cream and have a good cry: 

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