July 31st is an important day for fans of the Harry Potter franchise. Both J.K. Rowling and her beloved fiction character both celebrate their birthdays on this day. The author turns 53-years-old this year, while Harry turns 38-years-old. Wasn't it just yesterday he was facing off against Professor Quirrel and learning to fly on his Nimbus 2000? Wizards! They grow up so fast.
On Twitter, fans from all across the world have been sending birthday wishes to Harry and Rowling. From sharing gifs of Harry drawing himself a birthday cake in the wee hours of the night to attempts at recreating Hagrid's "Hapee Birthdae" cake, there were so many magical messages to celebrate the occasion.
The character of Harry Potter may be turning 38 this year, but the books themselves just celebrated their 21st anniversary. It makes sense that there would be such an outpouring of love and support for both Harry and his creator. Fans have had over two decades with these books and now many of them are sharing them with their own children. It's definitely something special, so fans are showing their gratitude for the series by sending their birthday well wishes on social media.
The outpouring of love and well wishes wasn't missed the J.K. Rowling, of course, who thanked everyone who wishes her and Harry a happy birthday.
As Hagrid would say, "Happee Birthdae" Harry and JK Rowling!