It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone enchanted millions of children and adults alike. Seven books, eight movies, one play and countless fan fiction editions later, the story about an orphaned boy wizard remains one of the best-selling book series of all time, with 450 million copies sold.
Author J.K. Rowling was an out-of-work single mom at the time she wrote Sorcerer’s Stone. And the book is as much a coming-of-age story about a boy as it is about the power of a mother’s love. Harry’s mother, after all, sacrifices her life for her son. “[Voldemort] didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark,” Rowling wrote of Harry’s iconic lightning bolt scar. So when a mother’s love for her baby and for Harry Potter come together, well, magic happens. And make for some adorable fan photos.
Let us sleep for in dreams we enter a world that’s entirely our own."
This baby is ready for a Quidditch match. But first—nap time.
Even Professor Umbridge couldn’t resist this sweet baby.
Okay, this photo shoot is lit.
Looks like this mini-HP brewed up the Potion for Dreamless Sleep.
Uh-oh, did baby get caught in the Whomping Willow?
Ten points for Gryffindor—and another one for this adorable wizard.
Short stack, meet tall stack of Harry Potter books.
This kid: signed, sealed, delivered to Potter’s world.
My word, this happens to us all the time.
Wingardium leviosa! There’s no other explanation for baby floating on this shelf (note the fine print).
Back-to-school essentials: books, check. Owl, check. Wand, check.
Wearing his school colors, and nothing else.
The scarf says Gryffindor. The open book is pure Ravenclaw.
All aboard the Hogwarts Express.
Baby acing her first Potions class.
"Gryffindor, where dwell the brave at heart!”
This wizard is so cute he could cast a spell in his sleep.
"It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” #truth