Can you believe that J.K. Rowling is 50-years-old today?!
It’s so difficult not to love J.K. Rowling. She’s the woman who brought us freakin’ Harry Potter after all, the series that pretty much defined the childhood of every millennial out there (including my own).
But beyond pioneering the world of wizarding, Rowling has also become a leading voice on Twitter, completely slaying people engaging in social injustice and giving people everywhere a reason to love her beyond her literary prowess.
So, without further adieu, here our some of our favorite tweets from this lovely, lovely lady:
When she wasn’t afraid to have some light hearted fun with her fans:
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 9, 2014
…or give unruly muggles a complete smack down:
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 11, 2015
When she wasn’t afraid to show love to the LGBT community:
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 16, 2014
…and was even quick to defend it:
.@anakocovic21 Maybe because gay people just look like… people?
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 24, 2015
That time she proved that she knows the internet very well:
When she apologized for killing off George’s brother:
Today I would just like to say: I'm really sorry about Fred. *Bows head in acceptance of your reasonable ire*
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2015
…and proved that fictional tragedy even affects the author:
It's the 16th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts. I'm having a moment's silence over my keyboard. I hated killing some of those people.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2014
When she showed us all how modest she really is:
I can't say I consider myself a 'world leader' though. Maybe of worlds inside my head? In the real world I can barely lead my dog.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 4, 2014
When she shared her other possible career choices:
'What would you like to be if you weren't a writer?'
An otter weigher. pic.twitter.com/Tc7TwevoN7
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 24, 2014
And finally, that time, and every time since, that J.K. Rowling has made her fans feel like pure magic:
Potterheads are all wonderful, but YOU are the best. Yes, you, reading this. X
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 10, 2014
Do you love J.K Rowling as much as we do? Let us know in the comments below!