Twenty years ago, on June 26, 1997, we were introduced to the magical world of Harry Potter, and things no longer remained the same. The boy who lived was told one fine night that he was a wizard, and like him we were first shocked and later giddy with excitement. Over the years JK Rowling assiduously created the world of Potter and his friends, and through her brilliant writing sucked us into it. Most of us grew up with him and had, and perhaps still have, a torn and dogeared copy from the series at our bed side. The series went on to become a classic, and we found a friend in the characters we never had. As the book completes 20 years, expectantly social media is nostalgic and nostalgic. Harry Potter meant different things to different people, but ultimately the book managed to touch our lives.
We bring to you some of the reactions.
Tweet from the lady who started it all.
20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others. It’s been wonderful. Thank you.#HarryPotter20
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 26, 2017
Harry Potter was a friend and will always be.
— Thiego Novais (@ThiegoNovais) June 26, 2017
One can never get enough of Harry Potter, the character and the series.
— Owais Raza (@Oraza617) June 26, 2017
Yes, thank you Harry Potter.
— Mona Scamander 💛❤🍀 (@monafelicis) June 26, 2017
Each one of them taught us something about life and we couldn’t be more glad.
— Bea (@wolfiexpert) June 26, 2017
Mumbai Police showing the way, as always.
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) June 26, 2017
That is the thing with Harry Potter. It touched all our lives, albeit in different ways, but it did.
— Jasmine⚡️ (@jasmoon934) June 26, 2017
— Meg V. Jones (@ItsMegNotMegan) June 26, 2017
Harry Potter taught us about life, and we cannot be more thankful.
— Player .. (@play_with_ind) June 26, 2017
By the end of the seven-part series, all of us were at Hogwarts.
— . (@chocolupin) June 26, 2017
“You will always find a home at Hogwarts.” #HarryPotter20
— Letícia Tobler (@ToblerLet) June 26, 2017
All three of them enriched our lives.
What I learnt from Dumbledore & Snape is that even the ones who seem best have flaws & the worst ones can become the best !#HarryPotter20
— Swapyman (@Swapyman) June 26, 2017
— baé (@badgaljaszy) June 26, 2017
After all this time?
— ☯️ (@chaigarrido) June 26, 2017
All three of them are friends we never had.
— Guada (@guadatorres__) June 26, 2017
— Hojaverde (@0Hojaverde0) June 26, 2017
Hermione made it okay to be a badass, smart as hell, and beautiful, which is something all young girls should look up to. #HarryPotter20
— Mallory (@mallynn18) June 26, 2017
— LaurenNY-7🔸🔹🐾 (@AaliyahNevaeh7) June 26, 2017
“I solemnly swear that I’m up to no good!” #HarryPotter20
— Ozge Ozpirincci (@egzOzpirincci) June 26, 2017
— nazerra (@NazerraIdrus) June 26, 2017
— Lexa Ives ⚡️ (@arixkiddo) June 26, 2017
— Stacey Coleshaw (@BookerwormBooks) June 26, 2017
— Roman Road (@RomanRoadMusic) June 26, 2017