Harry heard the little girl’s voice.
‘Oh, Mum can I go on the train and see him, Mum, oh please…’
The train began to move. Harry saw the boys’ mother waving and their sister, half laughing, half crying, running to keep up with the train until it gathered too much speed; then she fell back and waved.
Harry watched the girl and her mother disappear as the train rounded the corner. Houses flashed past the window. Harry felt a great leap of excitement. He didn’t know what he was going to - but it had to be better than what he was leaving behind.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone - JK Rowling
My (very real) love for Ginny Weasley probably makes for a considerable bias but I’ve always loved Harry and Ginny’s first interaction and the first mention of her character in the series. Especially knowing now what I didn’t then, my mind makes a seemingly insignificant moment some sort of epic beginning to their life together. I felt extremely validated when Bonnie Wright told us that her first line, the unscripted ’good luck,’ was her favourite line as Ginny Weasley. I’m also feeling a whole lot less alone in my nostalgia with the current bombardment of Harry Potter related flashbacks and memories and the fact that a heap of the cast chose lines from the early movies as their favourites.