In 1997, the best character of all time was "born."
No, I don’t mean Harry Potter.
I mean Ronald Bilius Weasley.
He made us laugh, showed us his insecurities, his love, his fierce loyalty. He’s a well-rounded, perfectly flawed, beautiful character who became a person… a real person to so many people who felt what he felt - overshadowed by a friend or relative, lacking the confidence to see the great qualities inside himself, finding the strength he didn’t know he had because he cared so much about someone else that it didn’t matter what he got in return.
We know him when we feel the way he feels, we hurt the way he hurts… and we find the true bravery to do what’s right, what’s fair, and what’s honest when we are at our absolute worst… and our best. We learned how to change when we were wrong, and how to stand behind what we know isn’t. He loves better than anyone I’ve ever known. We have seen his heart, and it is beautiful.
I can honesty say that I am who I am today because of him. Thank you, JKR, for giving him to us.