Okay so I have this headcanon where one day someone finds a bunch of muggleborns in the room of requirement with their phones out because they couldn’t find wifi anywhere else and like they’re just lounging with their muggle snacks and their muggle music
“Harry did not really listen. A warmth was spreading through him that had nothing to do with the sunlight; a tight obstruction in his chest seemed to be dissolving. He knew that Ron and Hermione were more shocked than they were letting on, but the mere fact that they were still there on either side of him, speaking words of comfort …” - Harry Potter and the Half Blood prince.
Ron Weasley offered the stranger sitting next to him on the train half his sandwich, even though it was all he had.
Ron Weasley sacrificed himself for the good of Harry and Hermione at age eleven, because even then he thought they were more important than he was, and the ones worth saving.
Ron Weasley was Harry Potter’s first friend, and the first thing Harry ever had resembling a family.
Ron Weasley lived in a cramped house, and wore hand me down robes, and he didn’t even think twice about offering his room and food and family to Harry every break, he offered him every thing he could and gave him everything he had.
Ron Weasley took care of Harry Potter and Hermione Granger when they were too busy taking care of the rest of the world to worry about themselves.
Ron Weasley stood on broken bones when he was thirteen years old, to tell a man infamous for murder that if he planned on killing his best mate, he would have to go through him first.
Ron Weasley was the person Harry would miss most in the world.
Ron Weasley was a pureblood wizard who, from a very young age, devoted his life to abolishing blood status, even if he didn’t quite understand his own privilege.
Ron Weasley’s greatest fears and insecurities were tied up in his two best friends seeing him the way he saw himself. They were tied up in the idea, imbedded deeply in Ron Weasley, that he was somehow inferior.
Ron Weasley gave Dobby his own clothes and socks to be buried in, because he understood how important it would have been to him.
Ron Weasley thought about saving the house elves when everyone else forgot.
If you don’t love Ron Weasley, The Boy Who Cared, I don’t know what books you read but they weren’t the same ones I did.
…but the mere fact that they were still there on either side of him, speaking bracing words of comfort, not shrinking from him as though he were contaminated or dangerous, was worth more than he could ever tell them.
In all honesty though, Harry and Hermione would not have lasted long enough to even think about defeating Voldemort without Ron Weasley there.
Like, Hermione would disappear in the library for whole days and Ron would probably go in search for her and all but drag her to dinner because “You have to eat ‘Mione. Don’t forget to eat.”
Ron spending his Winter Holidays with Harry instead of with his own family, because Harry needed him more.
Ron giving Hermione a Weasley sweater because It’s colder out here than I thought it would be and the twins would tease him, while he insisted it wasn’t like that.
And Harry was constantly getting in scuffles with the Slytherins, so Ron, who’s Mum taught all her children household spells, would fix Harry up in their dorm room, so ‘Mione wouldn’t see and get angry.
Hermione would catch the flu and Ron would take her to Madam Pomfrey, and lecture her gently on how if colds went untreated they could get worse, while Hermione rolls her eyes and she only has the sniffles Ron, it’s not the plague. Please find your chill.
When Harry would start to break, Ron would get him blankets and sit up by the fire all night, while Harry pretended nothing was wrong, despite the fact that he was literally always in mortal peril and his emotional state was always frayed.
Ron Weasley kept Harry Potter and Hermione Granger sane and fed and alive.