J.K. Rowling Sent Harry Potter Books To A Girl In Syria And It'll Break Your Heart

28 November 2016, 11:48 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

7 year old Bana from Aleppo opens up to the author via Twitter...

J.K. Rowling has sent a full set of Harry Potter books to a young girl in Aleppo, Syria who has been posting about her experiences online.

7 year old Bana Alabed began tweeting with her mother, sharing videos and pictures of her experiences during the ongoing war in her country. 

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She's now verified with over 135K followers.

Bana also loves reading  to escape from the war and recently discovered the wizarding world of Harry Potter by watching the first movie on TV, tweeting J.K. Rowling directly with this heartfelt message:



Clearly touched, J.K. sent Bana a supportive message in response:



Plus, she even managed to arrange for some e-books to be sent over to Bana so she can read the whole series!



And she's sharing with her two brothers so they can all enjoy the series.



Bana's mother Fatemah spoke to CNN and said that Bana was making her way through the books "little by little" but that it is often heartbreakingly difficult.

"It's too early to choose a favorite character," Fatemah said. "Especially today, many bombs distracted her."

At the time of writing, Bana's most recent tweets detail a night of heavy bombing, destroying their family home and leaving them close to death. 



J.K retweeted this shocking image early this morning (November 28th)



Stay safe Bana. Our thoughts are with you and your family.