The Reason J.K. Rowling Sent A Fan This Handwritten Spell Is Actual Proof That She's Magical

Crying all the tears.

She may have given us all the wonders of Harry Potter and his wizarding world, but author J.K. Rowling might be a little magical herself. Rowling has taken on bigots online, shared her rejection letters to help inspire others, and most importantly, she has often personally reached out to struggling fans to comfort them.

This week, one young fan who goes by Kate tweeted at Rowling about a difficult time she was going through. "I wanna get 'expecto patronum' tattooed," Kate wrote. "It'd mean the world if it was in ur handwriting."

The tweet included a screenshot of a long note where Kate described how she had survived sexual assault, bullying, and multiple suicide attempts. She was considering getting "Expecto Patronum" — the Patronus charm used to ward off soul-consuming Dementors in Rowling's books — tattooed on the wrist she cut the most.

"I know I can slowly start to recover, but I need your help to do so," Kate wrote. "You've always been there and I know you'll always be."


Rowling responded on Twitter minutes later with the handwritten spell, telling Kate:

 I love that you're working to heal and protect yourself. You deserve this. I hope it helps.

You tell us — is this woman magical, or what?

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