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From weddings to babies and, hell, even Fridays, we love celebrating a milestone. Today is a major milestone, indeed. J.K. Rowling announced Harry Potter’s son, Albus Severus Potter, begins his very first day at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Tear. 

Rowling heralded the momentous occasion on Twitter around midnight, writing, “Today’s the day Albus Severus Potter boards the Hogwarts Express at King’s Cross for the first time #19YearsLater.” The iconic author threw in a lightning bolt emoji for dramatic effect, because duh. 

The Harry Potter series creator first announced September 1, 2017, as the day Albus Potter would board the Hogwarts Express in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows epilogue, and then again in the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Many a Potter fan has gathered at King’s Cross train station in hopes of seeing said fictional character take his first sprint toward the brick wall of Platform 9 3/4.

We’ll just be over here spending our Labor Day weekend celebrating and watching an HP movie marathon in the air-conditioned comfort of our living room, thankyouverymuch.

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