May 2nd is the anniversary of the famed, and luckily fictional, Battle of Hogwarts, during which many beloved characters from the Harry Potter series lost their lives by bravely standing up for what was right— Fred Weasley, Lupin, and Tonks, to name but a few.
The Battle’s casualties shook Harry Potter fans to their very cores— so much so that each year, on the anniversary, J.K. Rowling makes an apology.
However this year, she has apologized for the death of a beloved character who passed away before the Battle, but who’s loyalty and bravery paved the way for those who fought and won.
In this tweet, she said “It’s that anniversary again. This year, I apologize for killing someone who didn’t die during the Battle of Hogwarts, but who laid down his life to save people who’d win it. I refer, of course, to Dobby the house elf.”
It’s that anniversary again. This year, I apologise for killing someone who didn’t die during the #BattleofHogwarts, but who laid down his life to save the people who’d win it. I refer, of course, to Dobby the house elf.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2018
RIP Dobby, and all who lost their lives in the fight against Lord Voldemort.
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