What part of the Harry Potter series makes you the happiest?
There is a tiny moment in the books that was such a heartwarming incident, which was sadly not shown in the movies. It is one of those instances where we get to know the real Harry, and how much of a kind, caring soul he is. It truly made me happy and reaffirms why he is a much-loved character.
As we all know, at the end of the Triwizard Tournament Harry was awarded the trophy and prize money of 1000 galleons. But Harry never really wanted it in the first place considering how he won it, and the events leading up to it.
But what did he finally do with the prize money?
He gives it to Fred and George for them to open the Weasley’s Joke Shop.
"Fred - George - wait a moment." The twins turned. Harry pulled open his trunk and drew out his Triwizard winnings. "Take it," he said, and he thrust the sack into George's hands. "What?" said Fred, looking flabbergasted. "Take it," Harry repeated firmly. "I don't want it." "You're mental," said George, trying to push it back at Harry. "No, I'm not," said Harry. "You take it, and get inventing. It's for the joke shop." "He is mental," Fred said in an almost awed voice. "Listen," said Harry firmly. "If you don't take it, I'm throwing it down the drain. I don't want it and I don't need it. But I could do with a few laughs. We could all do with a few laughs. I've got a feeling we're going to need them more than usual before long." "Harry," said George weakly, weighing the money bag in his hands, "there's got to be a thousand Galleons in here." "Yeah," said Harry, grinning. "Think of how many Canary Creams that is." The twins stared at him. "Just don't tell your mum where you got it... although she might not be so keen for you to join the Ministry anymore, come to think of it. . . ." "Harry," Fred began, but Harry pulled out his wand. "Look," he said flatly, "take it, or I'll hex you. I know some good ones now. Just do me one favour, OK? Buy Ron some different dress robes and say they're from you.
It’s such a beautiful moment that shows the kindness in Harry and also, how much he cares about others. And as if the mere act of giving the entire prize money to the twins was not amazing enough, he also asks them to buy some new robes for Ron.
And as we all know, the Weasley’s opened the shop soon after and became a massive hit in the wizarding world. With a mix of innovative, fun, and useful products, it became a beacon of light at a dark period of time.