Considering her status as one of the most successful authors on the planet, it's always a wonder to witness just how often J.K. Rowling finds the time to interact with her fans. From sharing snippets of information about the Harry Potter wizarding world since leaving the series behind and helping produce the upcoming performance of The Cursed Child, to replying with meaningful messages to her loyal followers, J.K. has always been a welcome presence in our lives.
And just the other day she proved how much she really cares when she made one fan squeal with joy in the most endearing way possible. When Twitter user AlwaysJLover reached out to the authoress, never in her wildest dreams did she think J.K. would reply.
Sharing her tragic life story, including references to bullying and self-harm, Kate asked Rowling to write out the words "Expecto Patronum" in her handwriting. She wanted to tattoo the phrase onto her body. Here's the message she wrote in full:
If you remember correctly, the Patronus Charm is one of the most powerful defensive charms known to the wizarding world. Hugely complicated to cast, Harry and his pals used it on many occasions within the series to deter Dementors. As an example, remind yourself of this scene in the Room of Requirement:
Never one to disappoint, upon seeing her message, J.K. replied to Kate and shared her heartfelt support for her, writing:
I love that you're working to heal and protect yourself. You deserve this. I hope it helps.
She then added the following to her Tweet:
Impressed? Well, so was Kate! She unleashed the following torrent of words as an indicator of her overwhelming excitement:
A day later, Kate was still in awe, posting:
Agreed. And now, we can only hope that J.K.'s contribution can keep this fan's Dementors far, far away!