Take heart, Potter fans: American Airlines confirmed Friday that secretly noble-hearted Professor Severus Snape actually faked his own death at the end of J.K. Rowling‘s fantasy series, and now works as a gate agent.
“Severus Snape will assist you in the boarding process for Flight Nine and Three Quarters from LaGuardia to Hogwarts,” the company said in its Facebook post, accompanying a photo of “Snape” at the gate.
(The lookalike’s real name? David Dolci, based out of New York, according to his LinkedIn.)
Though he may now be living among the Muggles, “Snape” hasn’t completely given up his magical prejudices, reminding passengers that “Last and certainly least, Gryffindor and Muggles may board.”