J.K. Rowling Just Gave the Gift of Harry Potter to a Young Girl in Aleppo
J.K. Rowling is one of the most beloved public figures of our time. She brought us the Harry Potter series we have all come to know and love. She made her screenwriting debut with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — and made the screenplay available to everyone. She absolutely slays on Twitter, both with her political commentary and her dedication to her fans. And she has always been super generous with her time and money, with frequent displays of pure love that have brought many a happy tear to our eye.
With her latest act of kindness, J.K. Rowling has really outdone herself. It all began with Bana, a seven-year-old girl who lives in East Aleppo, Syria. She and her mother Fatemah Tweeted at Rowling, telling her that they loved Harry Potter onscreen and would like to experience the books.
Unfortunately, since Aleppo is currently a war zone, the people there don’t have access to many new books. But that didn’t stop Rowling and her team from making sure Bana and her family got some Harry Potter magic.
They were able to get Bana an eBook, and little Bana was super grateful.
Rowling and her agent Neil Blair responded, happy that the book got to Bana and wishing her and her family safety.
Awwww! You are a hero, J.K. Rowling. Thank you for proving to us that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.
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