J.K. Rowling’s Advice to One Young Fan on Twitter Will Leave You Touched and Inspired

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For the last time, why aren’t you following J.K. Rowling on Twitter yet?

Whether you’re looking for Harry Potter confessions or one-of-a-kind zingers (basically, don’t ever body shame Serena Williams), you should look no further than the best-selling author’s social media page.

But on Saturday morning, the 50-year-old writer managed to make fans feel deeply touched when she responded to a stranger on social media who hopes to follow in her footsteps.

“You inspired me to write. However, in Egypt, girls can’t do anything freely as boys,” the Twitter user wrote. “They laugh at me when I say I am a writer.”

Obviously touched by the tweet, Rowling decided to respond back.

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“Don’t you dare let their laughter extinguish your ambition,” she wrote in a tweet that has been shared more than 2,800 times in just a few short hours. “Turn it into fuel! Big hugs from one writer to another x.”

Many readers began to unite with Rowling and send the aspiring writer many positive messages. In fact, one male from Egypt showed his support for the cause.

“Shout out from Egypt as well!” a man named Alaa A. Rahman wrote. “A lot of us are like you trying to find their place as writers in our society.”

She replied, “Egypt, maybe I should say Egypt’s ignorant people, had discouraged us for so many years. It’s time to stand up.”

Safe to say Rowling will be right behind you! 

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