Alan Rickman Fans Honor Severus Snape's Love For Lily Potter In A Touching Way — PHOTO

After it was announced on Thursday that British star Alan Rickman died after battling cancer, tributes in remembrance of the late actor started rolling in. From fans reacting on social media to the Harry Potter cast reflecting about the caring man Rickman was to Potterheads visiting Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station in England, it's safe to say the 69-year-old's memory will live on forever. HP fans even visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando to honor Severus Snape's love for Lily Potter in touching way.

In addition to a rose being left outside Professor Snape's office at the theme park and fans mimicking the wand scene in Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince after Dumbledore's death, a single lily was also photographed sitting outside Snape's Potions classroom. Way to hit me straight through the heart, Harry Potter fans.

Fans of the books and films know that Snape always held a deep love for Harry's mother, Lily. And during the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it was revealed that Snape and Lily had the same patronus, a doe. After Snape's death, Harry views one of his memories the Pensieve. One of Snape's memories is of the professor showing Dumbledore that his patronus is that of a doe. To Dumbledore's surprise, he says to Snape, "After all this time?" Then, Snape replies, "Always." That scene and quote always struck a chord with fans, but now it's even more heartbreaking.

Whoever left that lily recognizing Snape's love for Lily, well, I thank you. It's just another touching way showing how much Rickman's portrayal of the misunderstood Hogwarts professor will forever mean the world to Harry Potter fans.

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