Harry Potter and his wizarding world may unfortunately be fictional, but many of the characters in the books are relatable in ways that are difficult to express in real life. But much like her beloved books, J.K. Rowling is always there to lend some encouragement when the going gets tough. In the early hours of Monday, J.K. Rowling responded to one fan's tweet about dementors — you know, those robe-clad, soul-sucking figures that everyone can safely agree are pure evil and terrifying — proving once again that she is not only a talented author, but an exceptional human being as well.
The fan had asked Rowling about struggling with her own personal dementors, saying that she was done being sad all the time.
The tweet is similar to one that Rowling responded to before. A fan asked her for advice on what to say to "someone who has failed to find meaning and wants to finally give up" — to which the British author had a brilliant, one-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-words response.
On Monday, the tweet sent by @mtrssmustdie read: "Could you please teach me how to scare the dementors that have been living under my bed? I'm tired of being sad all the time."
Naturally, Rowling responded in her characteristically comforting way.
Rowling's active presence on Twitter has enabled her to both communicate with her fans and comment on topics of discrimination and xenophobia — the Westboro Baptist Church's remarks on gay marriage and Donald Trump's spokesperson on "pure breeds," to name a few — the very issues that our favorite Harry Potter characters fought back against.
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