We're well into week three of Potterthon, and what better way to celebrate than crying ourselves silly over the saddest moments in Harry Potter! Grab a box of tissues, a good block of chocolate to keep the Dementors away, and let's discuss Harry Potter's cruelest moments! Guys, I think this goes without saying, but this post will contain EPIC SPOILERS for the series.
1. Here lies Dobby, a free elf
2. Dumbledore's Death
5. Merope GauntDiscovering the truth of Tom Riddle's parentage broke my heart. It highlighted both the alarming parallels and disparities between Harry and Tom: both were orphaned, both had difficult childhoods, both had potential for greatness, truly, there was only one difference: love. Every moment of his life, whether he knew it or not, Harry was loved. From the very moment of his birth, Tom was unwanted, uncared for, and cast aside. Lily Potter loved her son so much she gave her life for his... Merope could not even stand to live for her child.
And I may have just cried all over again. So, what better way to end a week than in tears? Tell me, friends, what Harry Potter moment made YOU cry?