A Harry Potter Fan Just Fixed The Series' Biggest Mistake
Spoilers ahead if you haven't gotten around to finishing 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'...
A fan of the Harry Potter books has fixed one of the most contentious deaths in the series and re-written the scene in which Harry's beloved pet Hedwig is killed.
Instead of the owl being murdered by one of Voldemort's Death Eaters during the 'Battle Of The Seven Potters' -- the new version sees the owl just casually flying off to safety. Much better!
"But the owl lay motionless for only a few seconds," the amended passage reads.
"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".
The unnamed fan wrote the new passage, printed it out and then pasted it in their copy of Deathly Hallows before it was posted to fan page, Mugglenet.
The bird's new happy ending seems to have provided solace to a lot of fans -- many who have clearly never recovered from Hedwig's tragic passing.
"I feel better now... Hedwig should never have been a casualty," wrote one fan on the Mugglenet Facebook page.
"Wow, much better. That was such a horrible misprint. Now save Dobby too and my life would be complete!" said another.
Clearly, author JK Rowling has been carrying around a lot of guilt for killing off Hedwig all those years ago.
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