“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”
On June 26 1997, that was the first sentence that appeared in the book Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first of what would be a mega-selling series. And from there on, a legend was born.
20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others. It's been wonderful. Thank you.#HarryPotter20
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 26, 2017
For many students in university now, they grew up with the orphan wizard boy in the fantasy magic world where he found love and adventure, as well as pain and redemption.
A didactic coming-of-age story, the Potter series easily captivated the hearts and minds of readers, both young and old, around the globe.
Today, 20 years on, these fans pay tribute to their unlikely hero with a scar on his forehead, whose story have left them for the better in their own lives, in many more ways than one.
Here are some notable messages:
— ⚯͛ Shay ⚯͛ (@shayloveslin) June 26, 2017
The books taught me that life can be tough but with support from friends you can achieve your goal
— Darren (@PozLadLincolnUK) June 25, 2017
— 📚 BooksForTopics (@booksfortopics) June 25, 2017
Happy 20th to my first great obsession, my topic of several college essays, and the first books to make me love literature #HarryPotter20
— Grace (@grace_wyner) June 26, 2017
Happy birthday, Harry. May your magic never die.