J.K. Rowling and the iconic wizard she created share their birthday, which passed on July 31. Their attentive fans did not forget this, and they flew on to social media to celebrate the two people who have inspired so much joy in them.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the groundbreaking novel that introduced Rowling’s fantastical realm to the world, was first released in United Kingdom bookstores in June 1996. It was released just over a year later in the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

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Rowling, now 53 years old, is currently focusing her attention on Warner Bros.’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, a prequel film set long before Harry and his friends attended Hogwarts. Harry Potter’s birth-year, meanwhile, is listed as 1980, which would make him 38.

Tuesday morning, Rowling tweeted out gratitude for all of the birthday wishes she received from her fans. Here’s a small compilation of some of the well wishes she and her flagship character accrued: