She is the world’s best human.
Not only is she one of the best selling authors of all time but J.K. Rowling has proved to be a bit of a badass when it comes to putting people in their rightful place.
The Harry Potter author has also developed a bit of a habit of defending the underdog, championing diversity, and tweeting in the name of equality and social justice.
So without further ado, we bring you eight of the greatest, most inspiring J.K. Rowling moments that’ll make you love her for more than just giving us Harry, Ron and Hermione.
If you’re a fan of the great J.K. Rowling already, you’re welcome. If you’re not? You’re about to be.
1. The time she sent a personal letter to a fan who was being bullied.
Harry Potter fan Johnnie Blue was being bullied in school. When he met J.K. Rowling at a book signing he presented her with a handmade notebook and a heartfelt letter, explaining how she and Harry had changed his life.
He told Today.com that he was bullied for seven years at primary school, “and that’s why Harry Potter meant so much to me, and still does mean so much to me. It managed to [help me] escape all of that.”
J.K. Rowling responded in the coolest way possible: after the meeting she sent Johnnie this:
She thanked him for his letter, congratulated him on being compassionate and moral, and sorted him into Gryffindor. She said, “What you say about Harry helping you at what was clearly a dreadful time in your life means more to me than I can easily express.
“I freely confess that I loathe bullying and the way it is still so often “handled” in schools,” she continued.
Johnnie’s life= made.
2. The time she called out Rupert Murdoch for blaming all Muslims (yep all 1.6 billion) for the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in France.
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past 48 hours, Rupert Murdoch sent a tweet on Saturday pretty much claiming all Muslims are responsible for all jihadi attacks.
Then, because she’s just plain awesome, JK responded.