The magical moment a blind girl is gifted the Harry Potter series in braille has been captured on camera and her reaction will melt your heart.
The magical moment a blind girl is gifted the Harry Potter series in braille has been captured on camera and her reaction will melt your heart.

Blind Harry Potter fan’s awesome present

Christmas was certainly a magical time for this little girl.

Emrie was born with a very rare genetic anomaly that left her blind and began learning braille when she was just four-years-old.

Now seven, her dad had been reading the Harry Potter books to her each night until she wanted to start reading them herself.

"They would relive the magic for days as Emrie never forgot a single detail of the wonderful world she heard her daddy read about," her aunt Kateyn Suter said.

"They have recently stopped reading them because Emrie wants to read them herself, she wants to put her finger to the paper and fly through Hogwarts too.

"Unfortunately, we soon discovered that the Harry Potter books in braille are extremely expensive and not very accessible."

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Little Emrie from Kansas has been reading braille since she was four.
Little Emrie from Kansas has been reading braille since she was four.

Mrs Suter, from Kansas City in the US, found one book alone cost as much as $360 so she started a fundraiser after followers on her Instagram page wanted to donate.

"Many libraries do not even have them as an option. This broke my heart," she said.

"The Harry Potter books range from $100 to 400 for just one single book, this is a shame as everyone should have access to books!

"I am hoping with a little help that we can give this little girl the gift of magic for Christmas as well as possibly supply the local libraries with a set too."

 

For Christmas her aunt raised money to get her the Harry Potter series in braille.
For Christmas her aunt raised money to get her the Harry Potter series in braille.

 

The seven-year-old had no idea what the books were when she opened her present.
The seven-year-old had no idea what the books were when she opened her present.

Mrs Suter kept her followers updated on the arrival of the books, which unfortunately didn't make it until the day after Christmas.

With many eagerly awaiting the video of Emrie seeing her present, Mrs Suter made sure captured the beautiful moment.

Emrie's reaction is priceless when at first she seems underwhelmed, as most children are when they open books for Christmas.

But when she realises they're Harry Potter - well, you'll just have to watch the video:

 

 

The moment she realised they were Harry Potter was priceless.
The moment she realised they were Harry Potter was priceless.

At the end of the video she feels around for more boxes - there are 13 of them, with more than 50 still to arrive to be donated to libraries after Mrs Suter raised $4226.

Her aunt also posted a sweet thank you message from Emrie to her Instagram stories.

Mrs Suter said the donations meant the world to them and made their Christmas so special.

"As you can see she is beyond excited to be able to read the Harry Potter books herself," she said.

Mrs Suter runs a cookie business and has previously shared another sweet video of Emrie reading her name on a treat.

 

 

 

Originally published as Blind Harry Potter fan's awesome present


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