Offbeat Video

By Ben Walley


A Harry Potter fan was given the surprise of a lifetime, after her sister planned for an owl to deliver her a Hogwarts diploma, to celebrate her graduating from high school.

Faith Ingle, 18, is sitting with her family watching a home video from her 11th birthday party, where she was surprised with a Hogwarts acceptance letter for when she started high school.

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After the video ends, Faith is then surprised by her big sister Sarah, who then reveals an owl that delivers her Hogwarts diploma.

Sarah, from Englewood, Colorado, planned the surprise for her little to make her graduation party all the more memorable.

Sarah said: “I can’t think of Faith growing up without thinking of our bond around Harry Potter.

“Our childhood involved us doing many Harry Potter related adventures together: whether we waited up all night together for the Pottermore release; running around the

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neighbourhood on a broom with neighbours staring; or betting how many months straight she could wear her Horcrux necklace without skipping a day.

“Our parents banned Harry Potter from our home because of the religious community we lived in, but by Faith’s 10th birthday our parents were no longer anti-Potter.

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“When I played her the first Harry Potter film she was instantly hooked, and since I didn’t have the chance to grow up with the books and movies, I was on a mission to make sure Faith had the most magical Harry Potter childhood memories possible.

“The idea for the owl popped in to my head when I was sitting at work one day, and I just knew that it would be the perfect graduation surprise.

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“I found the owl through a wildlife education centre – they seemed like the best fit because they have a mission to teach about our responsibility to protect animals and never force animals to make appearances.

“Faith was completely blown away by the surprise and I can’t believe I managed to pull it off, but when you believe hard enough, you can make magic happen.”