James Sirius Potter Would Be Starting at Hogwarts Today, and the Internet Is Freaking Out

Harry Potter was just a little boy when he first attended Hogwarts, and now he's sending his son there too! Credit: Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection

Got your owl? James Sirius Potter, the eldest son of Harry Potter and wife Ginny Weasley, is headed to Hogwarts for his first day of school today, according to J.K. Rowling. The author behind the wildly popular Harry Potter series noted the (make-believe) milestone day on Twitter and suggested folks give her burgeoning wizard a little support should they see him on his way to school.

Fans around the world responded enthusiastically and shared their “interactions” with Harry’s oldest child on the famed Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station and of course, the magical Hogwarts Express itself.

Even Southwest got in on the action, offering an alternate mode of transportation for the wizards-in-training who missed the train to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which is now under Professor McGonagall’s watch.

But after the topic started to trend on social media, Rowling, 50, became concerned that she was making the first day of school a bit more difficult for little James, who is named after Harry’s father and godfather. 

But don’t expect this to be the end of her first-day-of-school well wishes. Harry and Ginny are also parents to Albus Severus and Lily Luna. The children were revealed in the epilogue of the final novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, where Rowling jumped the story ahead 19 years to reveal the adult lives of her beloved characters.

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