Happy birthday, Harry Potter! As devoted Potter fans are most likely aware, July 31st is the day the "boy who lived" was born... and it just so happens to be the birthday of his creator, J.K. Rowling, as well. While Rowling never specified the year of Harry's birth (only the day), clever fans have deduced that Harry is turning 38 this year. If the fact that your favorite boy wizard is pushing 40 make you feel about as old as Dumbledore, you're not alone. Luckily, you can always cheer yourself up with some funny Harry Potter birthday GIFs and memes.
After all, birthdays play a rather prominent role in the whole Potter mythology: Harry found out he was a wizard on his 11th birthday, thanks to a surprise visit from Hagrid in the very first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. It wasn't until the second installment in the series, however, that Rowling left a clue about the exact year of his birth. As MetroUK explained, in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the Nearly Headless Nick character was celebrating the 500th anniversary of his "deathday" (which happened in 1492). That means the Chamber of Secrets was set in 1992, at which point Harry Potter was 12 years old… so he had to have been born in 1980. Aha! (J.K. Rowling, by the way, turns 53 today. Which, if you’re obsessed with all things Potter, you probably already know.)
Perhaps she'll spend her day looking at GIFs and memes like these!