J.K. Rowling has close to 15 million Twitter followers, and gets tagged in tweets pretty much every single minute. But that doesn't mean she ignores all of them. SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling sends super sweet reply to single parent who thanked her for 'Harry Potter' Back in April Sabbah Haji Baji, the director of Haji Public School in Jammu and Kashmir, northern India, tweeted at Rowling with a request. Dear @jk_rowling. Kulsum, 12, a first generation English learner from the Himalayas would like to meet you someday. So come visit us at #HajiPublicSchool . https://t.co/F9tvShYJsm — Sabbah Haji Baji (@imsabbah) April 26, 2018 It only took an hour and a half for Rowling to respond. Please can you send me Kulsum's full name by DM? I'd love to send her something. — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 26, 2018 You are wonderful. — Sabbah Haji Baji (@imsabbah) April 26, 2018 Flash forward... two months later: Kulsum received a package in the post. HELLO, WORLD. SO @jk_rowling SENT A HUGE GIFT BOX FOR KULSUM AND FRIENDS. HANDWRITTEN NOTE, INSCRIBED BOOK, AND THIS IS ALMOST TOO MUCH TO HANDLE.We are so thrilled and squeaky, I cannot even. Thank you so much, Ms Rowling. Thread below. #HajiPublicSchool https://t.co/X39EtCd9kn — Sabbah Haji Baji (@imsabbah) June 23, 2018 Here's Kulsum opening her gifts from JKR. #HajiPublicSchool pic.twitter.com/FCGmAvBT76 — Sabbah Haji Baji (@imsabbah) June 23, 2018 Yep, that's a whole bunch of Harry Potter goodies, accompanied by a hand-written note from Rowling herself. I’m so happy it got there! I was getting worried! Xxx — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 23, 2018 Twitter may be a grim place sometimes, but every now and then it's downright magical. So thrilled just reading this! Happy for Kulsum, her classmates. What a fantastic life lesson for her, that it’s possible to connect to everybody in the world and reach out. — the zibi (@zibijamal) June 24, 2018 WATCH: 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' is pure magic
Here are some of the highs and lows from this year's 72nd annual Tony Awards.
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It’s been 20 years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone hit bookshelves and spawned a billion-dollar book and film franchise. To celebrate the milestone, the BBC released a 1997 interview with author J.K. Rowling in which she talks about seeing the book on the shelf for the first time and the direction in which the franchise was heading.
Miriam Margolyes, best known for her role as Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter franchise, stoped by British talk show “This Morning” to talk about the high-class worlds of art and theater. But hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield had ice cream cones and everything went beautifully off track.
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