JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series has changed many lives around the globe ever since its debut in 1997. The world of Harry Potter drew in everyone, whether they are young and old. Her books have also helped others such as the actress Evanna Lynch who played Luna Lovegood in the films and recently, a single dad.
Single dad Matt Burke shared on Medium how the Harry Potter books helped him bond with his 9-year-old daughter. Due to financial constraints, there were times when he had to forgo dinner so his daughter could eat and they couldn’t afford many activities to bond over.
Discovering the Harry Potter series was a blessing for the both of them. He was initially hesitant to read the series as an adult but his daughter’s fascination with it convinced him to give it a go and he never looked back.
“[It] has led us to some absolutely incredible times, even better conversations, as well as memories that I wouldn’t change for the world,” Burke said.
He also tagged JK Rowling on Twitter to let her know how much her books have helped his family. In response, JK Rowling said she’s honoured and will send over a set of autographed Harry Potter books!
@jk_rowling I’m a single parent, broke as can be, and reading the Harry Potter series together has become one of the biggest sources of bonding for us.
Doubt you’ll come across this or read this piece, but I just wanted to say thanks for the assist. 🙏🏻https://t.co/hkX0q5HSCX
— Matt Burke (@mattburkephoto) June 7, 2018
.@mattburkephoto The gifts you’re giving your daughter are priceless and I’m truly honoured that Harry & co are playing a part. DM me your address for a set of signed Potters x https://t.co/EAcIKvwJwb
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 7, 2018
Matt Burke just proved that reading together is another good way to bond with kids and family members. Reading together provides a topic of conversation and something to bond over.
Do you have any favourite reads with your kids? If not, which books do you wish your kids will love too? Let us know in the comments!
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