Watch Ron Swanson Cry While Reciting Robert Burns

Nick Offerman's character Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation doesn't get misty-eyed easily. After all, Swanson didn't get emotional even after he was shot in the head by a coworker in the Season 2 episode Hunting Trip. But the surly libertarian does have at least one soft spot: the poetry of Scottish bard Robert Burns - who was born 258 years ago today.

In the Season 6 two-part episode London, Swanson heads to the Scottish island of Islay to visit the Lagavulin scotch distillery - makers of his favorite single malt. While there, he sampled the spirits and tried his hand at herding sheep as well as reciting poems. Sitting alond on the island's cliffs, he recited "O Were My Love Yon Lilac Fair". And the lovelorn lyrics make his eyes spring a leak.

Check out the full clip to celebrate Burns Night. 


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