J.K. Rowling Sums Up In One Tweet Why Anxiety Doesn't Define You

12/02/2016 4:58 PM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Founder and President of Lumos and Patron of Lumos USA/ Author J.K. Rowling ceremoniously lights the Empire State Building in LumosÕ colors of purple, blue and white to mark the US launch of her non-profit organization at The Empire State Building on April 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

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It’s been a big week for J.K. Rowling who confirmed on Thursday there would be an eighth Harry Potter book (in script form) on its way, effectively sending the internet into meltdown and leaving fans everywhere changed forever.

But it was a particular tweet that saw the author’s feed take on a change of pace among all of the #CursedChild noise.

Rowling tweeted a heartwarming response to a fan who confided in her about her struggle with anxiety.

“I'm a Gryffindor but my anxiety keeps me from being a true Gryffindor a lot recently. Am I still a Gryffindor despite that?” the fan wrote.

To which Rowling tweeted back, “Of course. Being anxious isn't who you are, it's something you're feeling. It will pass. #GryffindorStrong.”

Just magic.

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