Reading the Harry Potter series for the first time (and the second, third, fourth, fifth, you get the idea) has been one of the great joys of my life. I can't wait to read it to my son someday; he's only two, so we still have a few years until we can bequeath the magic of Hogwarts upon him. But the future joy of giving another person the gift of Harry Potter shines as brightly as a patronus, and clearly other fans feel the same way.
That's why they've started sneaking notes into Harry Potter books in libraries and bookstores as part of the #PotterItForward movement. The idea is to write a note to the next reader about what the series means to you. The messages, some of which have been shared on social media with the #PotterItForward hashtag, range from short and sweet to deeply meaningful. The movement is beautiful, inspiring, and all about how we can forge connections even in dark times — in short, it's so very Harry Potter.
Here are a few of the notes that people have left so far. Are you planning to #PotterItForward?