JK Rowling helps one Harry Potter fan with tattoo request

Yesterday, JK Rowling received a tweet from a fan in need. Within ten minutes, she responded, granting the request, and helping potentially a huge amount of people in the process.

A girl, called "Kate" posted the below, chronicling her ongoing battles with self harm after a number of harrowing incidences. She asked JK to hand write "Expecto Patronum" so she could get it tattooed over the wrist she harms the most. Expecto Patromum roughly translates as "I await a protector."

Minutes later JK responded with the below.

Like we said, this has the potential to help a lot of people who self harm...


All over the world, there are people silently suffering a daily internal battle. Every little gesture helps.

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