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Is This The Best Harry Potter Pun Ever?

J.K. Rowling certainly seems to thinks so.

The inspired world of Harry Potter fandom has blessed us with a truly magical joke.

Author J.K. Rowling celebrated her 50th birthday on July 31, and good wishes poured in from her 5 million Twitter followers. Including this gem: 

In the series, Firenze is a centaur who lives in the Forbidden Forest on the grounds of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He teaches divination at the school, saves Harry's life when Voldemort attacks him and fights in the Battle of Hogwarts. The centaur colony banishes him for helping humans.

In other words, he's a pretty good friend.

Rowling was amused by the joke.

Thank you, Rowling, for taking a break from shutting down misogynist bullies and slamming Serena Williams' critics to identify the Chosen Pun.

CORRECTION: This article previously stated that Firenze taught divinity at Hogwarts when in fact he taught divination.

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