Syrian girl has magical exchange with J.K. Rowling
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Syrian girl has magical exchange with J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter creator sends her love via Twitter to a young fan who is caught in war-torn Aleppo

Bana Alabed and her mother tweeting from war-torn Syria. October 7, 2016. (Screen capture: YouTube).
Bana Alabed and her mother tweeting from war-torn Syria. October 7, 2016. (Screen capture: YouTube).

Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling had a very special interaction with a fan this week.

Bana Alabed, a 7-year-old girl in Syria who gained fame for live tweeting from her home in the war-torn city of Aleppo, was pleasantly surprised when Rowling responded to a tweet her mother posted praising the Harry Potter movies.

While Alabed does not have access to the Harry Potter books in the besieged Aleppo, she posted that she enjoyed the movies and would love to read the books someday.

Rowling then responded that she hopes that the seven-year old fan will read the books as she thinks Bana would really like them. She also sent the fan her love.

Bana Alabed and her 26-year-old mother Fatameh gained fame when they used their Twitter account to record their horrific life under siege by tweeting live videos of bombings and civilian attacks in Syria. Their account now has more than 87,000 followers.

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