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Harry Potter Fans in London Are Trying to Give Freedom to an Encased Dobby

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Lovable little Dobby and his goofy magic have evidently inspired London, as some Harry Potter fans have attempted to free him from Leavesden’s Warner Bros. Studio Tour IRL. Friends of the house elf have festooned one of his exhibit cases with their socks, a nod to both Dobby’s HP story line, as well as the fact that house elves are granted independence if they are given an item of clothing. Pictures of the honor began circulating via social media this week — even catching the eye of J.K. Rowling, who retweeted because how could you not? This is off-the-charts cuteness:

Maybe even a little poignant. The idea is spreading:

Upside: Dobby is forever free, everywhere!

Harry Potter Fans Are Freeing Dobby in London