The Brief: Daniel Radcliffe #HarryPotterAtHome memes are trending on Twitter after the actor read the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone aloud online.
On May 5, Wizarding World (the official hub for all things Harry Potter) announced a special treat for fans who are stuck at home. They can now enjoy Harry Potter books along with the cast of the Harry Potter movies. Wizarding World delivered the news via a tweet, saying, “From today, amazing friends of the Wizarding World are going to take turns reading Harry Potter book one. And to start us off with Chapter 1, we think you’ll agree we have the perfect narrator… #HarryPotterAtHome.”
Surprise! We've got a treat for you…From today, amazing friends of the Wizarding World are going to take turns reading Harry Potter book one.
And to start us off with Chapter 1, we think you’ll agree we have the perfect narrator…⚡️ #HarryPotterAtHome
— Wizarding World (@wizardingworld) May 5, 2020
A video of Daniel Radcliffe reading the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone “The Boy Who Lived” was uploaded to Wizarding World on May 5. An an audio-version was launched on Spotify too, and fans lost it.
BREAKING: Daniel Radcliffe reads Chapter 1 of #HarryPotter and the Philosopher's Stone in a new 'Harry Potter at Home' free initative!! ⚡️https://t.co/26or7pfEwQ pic.twitter.com/ICmFkEIHxw
— The Leaky Cauldron (@leaky) May 5, 2020
They took to Twitter to share their reactions via emotional memes. Some prepared for Radcliffe’s voice to rock them to sleep:
me listening to daniel radcliffe read the first chapter of philosopher’s stone pic.twitter.com/Qh5mYsFZB1
— revenge of the 5th (@staircasebaIlet) May 5, 2020
me falling asleep to daniel radcliffe reading the first chapter of harry potter and the philosopher’s stone every night from now on pic.twitter.com/fvdknS6qAV
— ? (@christiannilsen) May 5, 2020
— Tess GM~ 🖤 (en mi 🏠/🛸) #LaEstirpeDeLosLibres (@pantherphoto_) May 5, 2020
Us when we listen to Daniel Radcliffe read to us: #HarryPotterAtHome pic.twitter.com/lUo6nthCee
— my money pocket – Get cashback at your fave brands (@mymoneypocket) May 5, 2020
And, many cried tears of joy:
daniel radcliffe: "he couldn't know that at this very moment, people meeting up in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: 'to harry potter, the boy who lived'"
— ˢᵗᵉᶠ ⎊🏳️🌈 (@uncleofthunder) May 5, 2020
#HarryPotterAtHome chapter 1 read by Daniel Radcliffe (reaction) pic.twitter.com/qSiSmlBNI4
— eden (@IntrovertEden) May 5, 2020
Daniel Radcliffe: Chapter One, "The Boy Who Lived"
ME: 😭😭😭😭😭#HarryPotterAtHome pic.twitter.com/03n9ZV1XRo
— Karen (@BlackWidow_221B) May 5, 2020
No YOU got teary listening to Daniel Radcliffe reading Harry Potter. It's an emotional time… #HarryPotterAtHome pic.twitter.com/bXxEd8ansm
— Amanda (@filmvsbook) May 5, 2020
Daniel Radcliffe: Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they
were perfectly normal, thank you very much
— Capa͛ Invisible ⚯͛ (@capa_invisible) May 5, 2020
Others couldn’t help but poke fun at the new campaign altogether:
Me heading back to Spotify for the #HarryPotterAtHome reading pic.twitter.com/1Z7WXFOOPR
— Major (@MajorGodlove) May 5, 2020
Harry Potter reading Harry Potter
2010 2020 pic.twitter.com/koYBK9DkdQ
— Syahri Siddiq (@syahrisiddiq_) May 5, 2020
Register at Wizarding World to get official updates about further readings.