As July 31 marks "Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling's 50th birthday, Time asked 17 "Harry Potter" veterans to send good wishes to the beloved author to celebrate. Of all the letters Time received, Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in the insanely successful franchise, wrote a heartwarming note that is now going viral.
Lewis, who is now getting loads of attention for becoming ridiculously good looking (video above), discussed the impact Rowling has had on him over the years in his letter. He first acknowledged that Rowling has touched the lives of millions of young fans who needed a little extra magic in their lives. Then, he thanked her on a more personal level. His letter reads:
"I could talk about the millions of lives Jo has enriched whether through the stories and characters she's created or through the millions of pounds she's given to charity. She's a remarkable woman. However, I would like to thank Jo for changing MY life. Without her imagination and her talent I would never have become the man I am today. That's not even to mention her generosity and loyalty when it has come to supporting everything that I have done in the years since 'Harry Potter.' She's just a wonderful human being and I consider myself so privileged and honoured to call her a friend. Happy birthday, Jo."
Aww! Rowling really has enriched the lives of millions of people. It seems her successful cast is just as grateful to her as the rest of us loyal Potterheads. We're also grateful that she provided us with intelligent, level-headed, and insanely attractive role models like Lewis. Happy birthday, J.K. Rowling!
Neville Longbottom wrote this adorable note on behalf of J.K. Rowling's birthday
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Actor Matthew Lewis attends the premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2' at Avery Fisher Hall on Monday, July 11, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 25: Actor Matthew Lewis attends the 2012 Jameson Empire Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on March 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Jameson)
I won on points... http://t.co/IuRTxk9zbX
Harry Potter film star Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom, stands in front of the flying Ford Anglia used the movie at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Lewis was in Sydney to take part in a preview of "Harry Potter: the Exhibition," which is due to start November 19, 2011.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
Actor Matthew Lewis, attends the grand opening celebration at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort theme park in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, June 16, 2010.(AP Photo/John Raoux)