J.K. Rowling asked fans to cheer her up with otter photos and got exactly what she asked for
Five years from now, when I ask my teenage nephew about J.K. Rowling, there's a very good chance he'll tell me all about her political work instead of her contributions to the world of literature. It's far from a bad thing, of course. Ever since finishing off the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the series, Rowling has been increasingly involved in politics, and American politics in particular.
Follow the 52-year-old on Twitter, and instead of posting quotes from her magnum opus or announcing her work on a new series, Rowling has been our Patronus against the internet's more toxic corners, not to mention the likes of Piers Morgan, a man capable of uniting millions in pure revilement of him.
As you can probably imagine, all that political work can get pretty tiring, and it's no surprise that the recent negativity of American politics finally got to Rowling. Usually energetic and passionate, she tweeted out to her fans for a pick-me-up, and her drug of choice was, slightly surprisingly, otter photos. Here's what her fans came up with.
1. This little guy is just chillin'
2. I just wanna give him a cuddle!
3. Do the right thing. Boop his nose
4. No... it's too much cute... cute overload!!!
5. These otters holding hands. Stop being so cute!
6. These two guys sharing an intimate stare... or at least I like to think
7. Best basket ever?
8. Here are those same otters, but made 100x better by Harry Potter Photoshop
9. Not that Tom Holland
10. What's that? You want more otters and kittens?
11. A great argument for Scottish independence, if you ask me
12. Look at him with his widdle cup!
13. This one was very startled
14. This little guy is otter-ly at peace
15. If I were J.K. Rowling, I'd be grinning from ear to ear
Wow, I don't know about Rowling, but I'm feeling a lot better about my day. In the current political landscape, it can be really exhausting just logging onto Twitter or turning on the news, but with otters, I'll always feel a little bit happier. Is it too late to put forth an otter to run for President in 2020?