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Fan ‘Fixes’ One Of The More Distressing Moments From The ‘Harry Potter’ Books—And We Can Get Behind It

*WARNING: Harry Potter spoilers ahead!*

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the epic conclusion to J.K. Rowling’s bestselling series, one of the most heartbreaking moments comes when, during an escape from Privet Drive, Harry’s beloved owl, Hedwig, is murdered by a stray killing curse. Many fans have taken umbrage with this death, believing the abrupt killing of Harry’s owl hadn’t been earned at that point in the story.

Fortunately, one Potter fan fixed everything! The fan, who remains anonymous, posted a photo of an edited version of the passage to Potter fansite MuggleNet.com, where it was quickly re-shared countless times.

Canon confirmed ✅

Posted by MuggleNet.com on Friday, November 2, 2018

The new passage reads:

But the owl lay motionless for only a few seconds.

Then she stirred and popped to her feet, ruffling her feathers.

After exiting the damaged cage, she gave Harry a reproachful look that he took to mean “I’m going to fly off somewhere and lay low until this nonsense is over.

Ah yes, much better! Fans online loved the edit:

If something in Harry Potter had to change, fans hoped it’d be this…

Well, this or perhaps one of the other major deaths.

There were, however, some readers who felt Hedwig’s death was an important moment.

But, for the truly die-hard Hedwig-heads, knowing he’s still safely hiding off in some tree is incredibly comforting.

Emotions were definitely running high…

Could the outpouring of love for Hedwig even sway author J.K. Rowling? Probably not…but there’s always a chance.

H/T – Indy 100, 10 Daily

Written by Collin Gossel

Collin Gossel is a writer and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York, but there are nights when he looks up at the stars and wistfully thinks to himself “there’s got to be more out there…” You can catch Collin improvising new musicals every Tuesday night at the Magnet Theater’s Musical Megawatt, or follow his unfiltered thoughts on Twitter and Instagram @CollinGossel.--