Of all of the wonderful people who love and protect Harry Potter, Rubeus Hagrid is perhaps the most consistent. Arguably the greatest and most constant father figure Harry has, the kind-hearted half-giant is deservedly adored within the Potterverse.
I mean, check out the reaction Hagrid gets around the 2:00 mark!
Also, I totally thought that he was gonna get killed in book 7 and will be eternally grateful to J.K. Rowling for not putting us through that! While she didn't kill him off, J.K. Rowling never shies away from whopping out a bit of Hagrid heartbreak.
When diehard Potter fan Tanisha Fagwani recently asked J.K. Rowling:
What was Hagrid's Patronus?
Her response was an emotional sucker punch...
He couldn't produce a Patronus? Man, that hit me hard. At least Rowling specifies that it's because the magic is complex - it's not because Hagrid cannot draw upon enough happy memories to create one.
Harry's, of course, is a stag and Hermione's is an otter. With Hagrid's extensive knowledge and love for dangerous creatures, it's cool to think about what animal form his Patronus would take if he were able - a Blast-Ended Skrewt, perhaps?
I'd like to know more about J.K. Rowling's assertion - is Hagrid simply not a powerful enough wizard by nature, or was his abruptly truncated education to blame? Maybe his half-giant blood is a hindrance to some of the more complicated magical processes? Or - and this is pretty sad - would he be able to produce a magnificent rearing dragon Patronus if Tom Riddle hadn't framed him and gotten him expelled?
What do you think, Potter fans?