As celebrity reach-outs go, J.K. Rowling’s surprise globe-spanning gift to one avid Harry Potter fan in India is pretty magical. Two months after getting a Twitter invitation to visit with an aspiring English learner at the Haji Public School in Jammu and Kashmir in India, a spellbound box from Rowling showed up to delight the whole class.
It all started when school director Sabbah Haji Baji hit Rowling’s Twitter account in April with an invitation: “Dear @jk_rowling. Kulsum, 12, a first generation English learner from the Himalayas would like to meet you someday. So come visit us at #HajiPublicSchool."
Rowling asked for more info via direct message, and last week the class received a cool Harry Potter loot box straight from Rowling herself.
Rowling may have the best-selling book series ever and nearly 15 million Twitter followers to prove it, but she’s still known for reaching out to her legions of fans from time to time — whether it’s to inspire them when they’re feeling low or simply to keep them up to date on how her latest projects are coming along.
With Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindenwald, the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them, set to hit theaters later this year, Rowling’s definitely got her hands full expanding the lore of the Harry Potter universe that’s enraptured fans like Kulsum. That’s why it’s so cool to see her take a little extra time just to weave some real-life magic into one fan’s day.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindenwald sweeps into theaters on Nov. 16.