11 #BackToHogwarts Reactions That'll Make You Run To Platform 9 3/4 Faster Than You Can Say Quidditch
1 September 2016, 16:15 | Updated: 4 December 2017, 11:10
All those wizards and witches are ready to board the train at Platform 9 3/4 and it is all getting a little overwhelming.
If you've been on Twitter today, you may have seen #BackToHogwarts as the No.1 trending subject for pretty much every minute of September 1st. The reason behind this you ask...well this is THE day Harry Potter first boarded the Hogwarts Express and embarked on a story that'd become an entire generation's favourite ever novel.
Author J.K Rowling tweeted about the anniversary at 10.27 this morning (after she got the date wrong the first time around):
And then came the replies....
Kings Cross Station, were quick to actually add the momentous occasion on their live departure board!
We'd love to think that there are actually people diving headfirst into a brick wall between platforms 9 and 10 right now.
Oliver Phelps was on hand to provide some classic George Weasley humour...
Bugger, forgot my train ticket.....#BackToHogwarts— Oliver Phelps (@OliverPhelps) September 1, 2016
A fair few people were a little peeved not to have received their letter from Hogwarts and rightly so!
Another year I didn't get my Hogwarts letter. I've only got two more years left there anyway. No biggie! *quiet cries* #BackToHogwarts— Bella (@bxblxophxle) September 1, 2016
People were even getting excited about what they were going to get up to once aboard the legendary red steam engine.
And some Potterheads just went into full-blown nostalgia mode:
Believe it or not, one Twitter user (@HogwartsLogic) ACTUALLY boarded a Hogwarts-esque train and went over the same viaduct as the one in the movie.
Pic: @HogwartsLogic (Twitter)
If you didn't receive your letter or aren't aboard the Hogwarts Express, don't worry just yet. In the words of Dumbledore himself, 'Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light'.
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