By Megan McCluskey
July 31, 2017

The Harry Potter series has no shortage of emotional — and often tear-jerking — moments. So to celebrate July 31 — a.k.a. the 37th birthday of the boy who lived — we’re sharing our picks for the most heartwarming scenes J.K. Rowling ever bestowed upon fans.

From Hagrid’s grand entrance to Ron’s unconscious declaration of love, here are 10 of TIME’s favorite wizarding world moments.

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