J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books have had a profound effect on many people, both young and old, and the latest hashtag sweeping the Internet proves this.
The #PotterItForward hashtag has created some of the most magical moments online, as old fans of the fantasy series sneak notes into their favourite Potter books in libraries and bookstores all across the world. The notes describe how the books have changed their lives, in the hope of encouraging and inspiring new readers of the series.
The hashtag was started by Harry Potter fan site MuggleNet and the idea has already proven to be a huge success — it’s also a great reminder of just how much we loved these novels and how they touched our own lives.
Fans have revealed how the books were their solace during their darkest days.
My photo is being shared all over the world! To whoever reads this:
— Ashley △⃒⃘ ϟ 9¾ ⚯͛ (@arc0814) September 21, 2015
Or how they made them use their imagination and think, if even for a moment, that magic really did exist.
We might be muggle-born but that’s not going to stop us from achieving great things.
— AmyMN (@AmyH_MN) September 19, 2015
You may be a Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or even a Slytherin but, no matter what you are, you will always belong somewhere.
— The Rosenberg (@The_Rosenberg) September 10, 2015
And you are never too old to believe in greatness and get involved (or that you will one day discover Platform Nine and Three-Quarters).
— Sarah Alice (@SarahAliceMusic) September 7, 2015
I just found out about #PotterItForward and my fingers are itching to write a message or two as well!
— vinibrötky (@draconrunes) September 22, 2015
Are Harry Potter fans the best? We certainly think so.