J.K. Rowling Tweeted To A Fan Who Wrote Them A Letter When They Were A Kid & It's Actually So Adorable

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Social media is not typically where I go to find any semblance of "magic." But Harry Potter author J.K Rowling gave fans a small bit of it when she took to the platform to answer a recently unearthed fan letter. Here's how it all went down: Twitter user @SYatigammana tweeted that they were reading their copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince when they turned to the last page and discovered a fan letter they had written to Rowling when they were 11 years old. The fan never mailed the letter to Rowling. But thanks to Twitter, a single photo was good enough to get the author's eyes on it.

Titled "A Letter I Would Like To Give to J.K. Rowling About This Book" and addressed to Mrs. Rowling, Sajini Yatigammana's letter reads:

[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince spoilers below!]

First of all, I am still grinning at the utter adorableness of that letter and, probably much like you right now, am wondering what on Earth I would have written to Rowling had I been in the business of sending fan letters when I was a pre-teen. But the best part of this story is yet to come because through some social media magic I have yet to work out, Rowling was able to wade through what I'm sure are thousands upon thousands of her Twitter mentions to happen upon Yatigammana's letter all these years later... and her response is super sweet.

Rowling tweeted, "Dear Past You, Thank you so much for your letter, which I loved! Now You has sent it to me on a weird thing called Twitter, which I can't explain because we're not allowed many words. But thank you for understanding about Dumbledore. Some don't. Lots of Love, Jo x."

The true lesson here is that it's never too late to send that fan letter you've been holding on to for the past 10+ years. So go dig out that fawning missive you never mailed to your pre-teen idols... you might just get a response.