Bana Alabed, who has been tweeting updates about her life in the the war-torn city, recently saw a Harry Potter film. Her mother later contacted the author saying her daughter would like to read the book, but it’s not available where they live. The family’s home is in the rebel-held eastern part of the city that’s been at the center of the nation’s violent, years-long conflict.
Twitter users noticed the exchange and told Rowling the tweet was from the young girl, who has amassed over 90,000 followers since she joined Twitter in September.
Soon after, a member of Rowling’s team got in touch with Bana’s mother.
Two days later, Bana tweeted a photo of herself thanking Rowling for the books.
When Twitter users asked how Rowling managed to get the titles to the young fan, she had a simple response:
Mashable confirmed Bana received the books on Wednesday.