She is revered around the world for having created one of the best, if not the best, magical worlds for both children and adults alike. Writing aside, she is also an amazing human brimming with kindness.
Fifteen year old Cassidy Stay’s mother, father and four siblings were gunned down in their home by an ex-relative. Cassidy, the only one to survive the massacre recounted the words of Albus Dumbledore during their funeral; “Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
When J.K Rowling found out about Cassidy she penned a letter to her from Dumbledore himself. Included with this letter was an acceptance letter to Hogwarts, a wand and an autographed copy of the Prisoner of Azkaban from which the quote was taken.
While the contents of the letter remain private, the good deed and the kind intention is all we really need to know.