The popular author joined in with the 'back to school' chat on Twitter this morning by announcing that James Sirius Potter was preparing to board the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 and 3/4 to start his time at the prestigious School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Naturally, Twitter exploded with excitement at this news, because starting a new term is so much better when you can imagine Harry Jr doing it too...right?
I'm in Edinburgh, so could somebody at King's Cross wish James S Potter good luck for me? He's starting at Hogwarts today. #BackToHogwarts— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 1, 2015
Fans of Rowling's books have been acting as if the boy, named after Harry's dad James and godfather Sirius is a real child, telling him to "enjoy the next seven years of his life".
Harry Potter through the ages
Harry Potter through the ages
1/7 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The first film introduced Daniel Radcliffe to our screens, pictured here as he prepares to board the train to Hogwarts for the first time.
2/7 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The second installment saw Harry come face to face with Voldemort again, but in an incarnation of his youthful self. Daniel Radcliffe was thirteen when the film came out.
3/7 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry arrives in the graveyard to be confronted by Voledemort in the fourth instalment, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
4/7 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Acclaimed as the 'best film yet' by Rowling on it's release in 2007, The Order of the Phoenix grossed nearly $940m in total. In this scene Harry fights off a dementor after it attacks his cousin Dudley Dursley.
5/7 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
As the characters grew older, JK Rowling's narrative arc grew progressively darker with Harry facing evil forces more than ever.
6/7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The final book of the seven-long series was turned into two epic-length films. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows marked a departure from Hogwarts and a traditional 'Potter' story arc.
7/7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, was softer in tone, with Harry, Ron and Hermione seeing their children off to Hogwarts.
Others sound like gushing family members, exclaiming "Has it really been 19 years already?" and then of course, the tweets have sparked a flood of photos with the trolley statue at Kings Cross.
@jk_rowling Happy to both wish luck & drive him to school if required - and thank you for inadvertently providing me with my work nickname.— Driver H. Potter (@DriverPotter) September 1, 2015
@jk_rowling he said thanks!! Alright now I'm off to hang out with teddy, it's our last year at Hogwarts and we're going to have a blast!— scarlett (@HAVILLlARD) September 1, 2015
@jk_rowling aww all the feels Jo! He's off to Hogwarts with his brother, help!— Aoife ☀️ (@A_Smurf) September 1, 2015
@jk_rowling done, Jo, said he was nervous keeps asking about how it would feel under the Sorting Hat— Morra Quatro (@Miss_Morra) September 1, 2015
So huge was the response that Rowling began to worry that James might be inundated with concerned readers wishing him the best.
@jk_rowling I will look after him don't worry :) so excited for this school year!— Noée / 18 (@lavensonadora) September 1, 2015
Thanks! Say 'hi' back, but only if it won't interrupt any burgeoning friendships. https://t.co/Al54tGHvWK— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 1, 2015
Now worried that he'll be irritated by the number of people saying hi. https://t.co/6keaEOsKS0— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 1, 2015
If you see an excited, confused and mildly-petrified boy with dark hair and glasses at Kings Cross station, you know what to do.Reuse content