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J.K. Rowling Has An Emotional Message For Harry Potter Fans On Its 20th Anniversary

Thank you, Jo.

Unless you've been living in a wholly magic-free world for the last two decades, you'll know that today is a very important day: the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

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All morning, fans of the series have been sharing their stories of how Harry Potter changed their lives on Twitter using the hashtag #HarryPotter20.

@pottermore #HarryPotter20 The books were my comfort and hope when things were bad. And the best companion on rainy days.

Happy #HarryPotter20 to the character that taught me it was strong to be intelligent, curious and emotional

HP will always be a part of me. It thaught me what it means to be strong, loyal, that we're all equal and what lov…

As well as sharing poignant quotes to celebrate the anniversary.

"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"…

"Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home."…

But, of course, the one thing everyone was waiting for was a message from the woman who started it all, J.K. Rowling.

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And her words will make you seriously emotional.

20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others. It's been wonderful. Thank you. #HarryPotter20

I think I speak for everyone when I say: thank you, Jo.

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