13 Times Harry Potter Was A Gift We Didn't Deserve
"You wonderful boy. You brave, brave man."
When he thought he was dying and took his final moments to comfort the BIRD on a job well done.
And right before then, when he risked his 12-year-old life because the adults had written Ginny off as dead but he knew they had to give her her best shot.
Any time he just really committed.
When he showed more strength as a 13-year-old than most of us show in a lifetime.
Or when he very politely asked a powerful mythical creature to move aside.
Whenever he helped the people around him feel powerful and loved, just by being himself in front of them.
And empowered them to be their best selves.
Any time he went hard for the people he cared about, really.
That time he tried to save his worst enemy because the world didn't harden him — it made him see all the potential good in even the darkest of places.
When he tried to convince himself he didn't care, but his caring was undeniable.
When he somehow remained idealistic and functional after everything he'd been put through every year of his life.
When he exhibited astonishing bravery and capacity for love while walking to his own death. At the age of 17.
As Dumbledore himself says: "You wonderful boy. You brave, brave man."
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