In Honor of Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary, Here Are 10 of the Most Magical Moments
Want to feel old? Harry Potter, the young-adult book series that kept us checking the mail for our Hogwarts acceptance letter (we’re still waiting) turns 20 today. It seems like just yesterday Harry, Ron and Hermione were sitting under the sorting hat and slinking around in the Invisibility Cloak. Reminisce about the boy who lived with these ten spectacular moments that made us wish we weren’t Muggles.
When Hagrid Bursts Through the Door
The little pigtail he gives Dudley is pretty boss, too.
And The First Time Harry Sees Hogwarts
No more cupboard under the stairs for you.
When the Sorting Hat Puts Harry and His Pals in Gryffindor
And When Dobby Is Freed
Suck on that, Lucius Malfoy.
When Harry Finds The Mirror of Erised
The poor little guy just wants parents.
And When His Name Is Pulled Out of the Goblet of Fire
Things get a little twisted at the Triwizard Tournament.
When We Realize Sirius Black Is Actually Good
Turns out the Prisoner of Azkaban is a stand-up man.
And When Snape Reveals Himself as the Half-Blood Prince
So, he's not completely evil? What is happening?
When We Learn Tom Riddle Is Voldemort
He who shall not be named.
And Finally, When Harry Battles Voldemort for the Last Time
Cried on our book. Cried at the theater. Cry every time ABC Freeform has a Saturday marathon.