Amy Poehler Heartfelt YouTube Message: “I Love You Boston” – WATCH VIDEO

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Amy Poehler is known for her humor, but the latest installment in her “Ask Amy” YouTube series takes a serious and poignant turn in light of the past week’s horrific events.

The “Parks and Recreation” star, who was born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts, gets a question from a 16-year-old girl frustrated by Internet culture that’s become an onslaught of negative images and videos.

Poehler’s heartfelt response, coming after days of awful pictures in the news, reflects on how we should try to stay informed as citizens amid tragedy without hurting ourselves and others:

“I wonder if we could give our eyes a break. Maybe try to see things in a different way, maybe see things by reading about them or talking about them or listening. I don’t know, I kinda feel like my eyes need a break, don’t you? And if you do, then I guess my encouragement to you and to myself would be to take it. It’s okay to not be looking at what everyone else is looking at all of the time, to know what you’re ready to see and not see, and to be okay with letting some things rest in peace.”

“I don’t know if this makes any sense, but this has been a weird week, hasn’t it?” asks Poehler. She concludes, “I love you Boston.”

Check out the full video below, and tell us what you think.

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