JK Rowling pens heartwarming note to bullied fan

JK Rowling has proven again how good she s to her fans.

JK Rowling pens heartwarming note to bullied fan

Rowling fan Johnnie Blue met the author at an event for her latest book 'The Silkworm' and gave her a specially designed notebook and a handwritten letter thanking her for helping him through years of intense bullying.

Last August, Johnnie - a student who lives in Scotland - returned home from school to find a letter from Rowling praising his strength in dealing with the bullies. And she appointed to Gryffindor - the highest honour for any Harry Potter fan:

"Your experience is shocking and disturbing and that you have turned out to be a compassionate, moral, highly motivated person is a high testimony to your courage. Gryffindor for you, my lad..."

"J.K. Rowling to me, is a hero," Johnnie told BuzzFeed.

She's saved so many peoples lives, along with mine, something I will be eternally grateful for."

The pair have since been communicating regularly on Twitter - Rowling had promised in her letter to look out for him.

Here's the letter in full:

Dear Johnny,

You have fantastic handwriting. That's not the most important thing I've got to say to you, but I thought I'd mention it - I'm a connoisseur.

On to more important things:

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. Your experience is shocking and disturbing and that you have turned out to be a compassionate, moral, highly motivated person is high testimony to your courage. Gryffindor for you, my lad…

Thank you so much for the stunningly beautiful notebook. I love it.

This letter seems to be a series of non-sequiturs, but why break the pattern: I have family roots in Ayrshire - Arran, to be precise. And I've never been there. Embarrassing, isn't it? Don't tell the Nationalists.

I'm sure we'll see each other again. In the meantime, I'll watch out for you on Twitter.

Love from Jo

H/T: BreakingNews.ie

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