This shouldn’t be making me cry, but here we are.
For many millennial in the U.S. and Europe, Harry Potter was a life-changing experience. It was the first book I ever read. I was picked-on in school a lot and would regularly pretend to be sick so I didn’t have to go. Which means I fell behind my classmates in our lessons. I was in remedial reading classes until 4th grade when my school librarian put a copy of The Sorcerer’s Stone in my hands. I’ve been a total nerdy bookworm ever since.
So isn’t it appropriate that J.K. Rowling’s work is still making that difference today? She got a tweet a while back from a teacher in the Himalayas named Sabbah. Sabbah asked if Rowling could one day visit the school to meet her 12-year-old student.
— Sabbah Haji Baji (@imsabbah) April 26, 2018
Most celebrities (particularly those of Rowling’s status) might have brushed this off. But not J.K.
Please can you send me Kulsum's full name by DM? I'd love to send her something.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 26, 2018
The best part? She actually followed through. Look at all this stuff,
— Sabbah Haji Baji (@imsabbah) June 23, 2018
I’m so happy it got there! I was getting worried! Xxx
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 23, 2018
Of course, this isn’t the first time Rowling has gone the extra mile for her fans. In 2016, she surprised a Scottish library by attending the party they invited her to.
— Orkney Library (@OrkneyLibrary) March 5, 2016
Earlier this year, she surprised a ‘broke’ dad who bonded with his daughter through the HP series.
.@mattburkephoto The gifts you’re giving your daughter are priceless and I’m truly honoured that Harry & co are playing a part. DM me your address for a set of signed Potters x https://t.co/EAcIKvwJwb
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 7, 2018
J.K. Rowling makes me believe in the good of humanity.