J.K. Rowling writes heartfelt letter about bullying to Harry Potter fan
You probably don't need another reason to love J.K. Rowling, but check this out anyway.
The Harry Potter author wrote a touching letter to a fan, named Johnnie Blue, who had tweeted at her and met her at a book signing.
According to Refinery 29, Johnnie introduced himself to Rowling at a book signing in July and gave her a gift — an illustrated notebook designed by Jason Cockcroft with a personal note inside.
But how the famous author responded might be the best part of the story between these two. The site reports that last August, Johnnie found a letter in his mailbox, mailed with a special Chamber of Secrets stamp. In the letter, Rowling responded to Johnnie's note, which sounded like it talked about how he was bullied when he was younger.
"Dear Johnnie," the letter read. "You have fantastic handwriting. That's not the most important thing I've got to say to you, but I thought I'd mention it — I'm a connoisseur.
"What you say about Harry helping you at what was clearly a dreadful time in your life means more to me than I can easily express. I freely confess that I loathe bullying and the way it is still so often 'handled' in schools.
"Your experience is shocking and disturbing and that you have turned out to be a compassionate, moral, highly motivated person is high testimony to your courage. Gryffindor for you, my lad...
"Thank you so much for the stunningly beautiful notebook. I love it.
"This letter seems to be a series of non-sequiturs, but why break the pattern: I have family roots in Ayrshire — Arran, to be precise. And I've never been there. Embarrassing, isn't it? Don't tell the Nationalists. I'm sure we'll see each other again. In the meantime, I'll watch out for you on Twitter.
"Love from Jo."
As if this story couldn't get any better, the two have stayed in touch on Twitter. All together now: Aww.