J.K. Rowling is one of the most successful authors of all time, and her beloved Harry Potter series has been read and loved by millions of people around the world. But behind the success of the books is a real-life friendship that inspired one of the characters in the series.

Rowling has stated that one of her closest friends, Sean Harris, was the inspiration behind the character of Ron Weasley. In an interview, she said, “Although I never meant him to be like Sean, once I got Ron onto the page he often behaved like my oldest friend, who is both very funny and deeply loyal.”

Sean Harris and Rowling have been friends since their school days in England. They met when they were both 11 years old and have been close ever since. They have been through a lot together, including the success of the Harry Potter series.

Harris has been described as a “true friend” to Rowling and has been a source of support and encouragement throughout her career. He has also been a great source of inspiration for her writing.

In addition to being a source of inspiration for the character of Ron Weasley, Harris has also been credited with helping Rowling come up with the name for the series. He suggested the name “Harry Potter” and Rowling has said that she “would never have thought of it” without his help.

It is clear that Sean Harris is a very important person in Rowling’s life and that their friendship has been a great source of inspiration for her writing. He is undoubtedly J.K. Rowling’s best friend.



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