Top Five Hugs in the “Harry Potter” Films

In February, we celebrated Valentine’s Day, which normally focuses on romantic love. That’s great, but I think it’s more important to celebrate the love that you have for your friends and family, and since we’re all practicing social distancing, I thought that the best way for us to celebrate these wonderful relationships is by looking back at some of the magical hugs in the Harry Potter movies. There were so many fantastic hugs in the series that it was hard to choose the best ones for this article. Thankfully, there are a few that really stand out.


Harry and Hermione



At the end of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Hermione is revived from her Petrified state and races through the Great Hall to get to Harry. Harry and Hermione’s friendship is one of my favorite parts of the Harry Potter series. The pair seem to balance each other out and always seem to know what the other is thinking. Sure, their friendship had a bit of a rough start and had a few bumps along the way, but they truly care about each other. 


Sirius and Harry



In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry is rescued from his relatives and brought to Grimmauld Place, where he is reunited with his godfather. Harry grew up with the Dursleys, who gave him no affection of any kind, so I love to see how he and Sirius interact. Truly, Harry deserves all of the love in the world, and Sirius does his best to show that in their interactions. This is my favorite hug in the Harry Potter series because it shows just how much the two care for each other.


Remus and Sirius



Remus Lupin and Sirius Black, friends who were separated by a war and a bundle of lies, were finally reunited after 12 years at the end of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. They both thought that the other was the spy, and then they finally came back together after finding out the truth of Peter Pettegrew’s betrayal. The two of them are my favorite canon friendship, and Wolfstar will always have a place in my heart. 


Ron and Harry



This hug happens during Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince when Dumbledore drops Harry off at the Burrow at the end of the summer. Ron and Harry’s friendship is truly the backbone of the series. Yes, the two have their fights at certain points, but in the end, they come together to support each other whenever necessary. This moment is so great because we do not get very many instances of two male friends showing each other physical affection like this. I think this moment is very important to their whole friendship dynamic.


Draco and Voldemort (the Bonus Hug)



This unforgettable moment happens during the final battle in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. While it does not necessarily fit into the theme of friendship, I feel like this is one of the most important hugs in the movies and therefore must be included as sort of a bonus moment. This happens when Lord Voldemort summons Draco to come over to his side after finding the young wizard in the crowd of Hogwarts students. Before allowing Draco to reunite with his parents, Voldemort pulls Draco in for a hug. Depending on how you look at it, this moment is either the most terrifying or hilarious moment in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Almost ten years later, this scene still haunts me. I remember the entire movie theater going silent when this happened, and a few seconds later, everyone started laughing. It was so unexpected that it shocked us, and no one knew what to think. This will always stand out as one of the most notable hugs in the Harry Potter series. 


Do you have any favorite hugging moments in the series? Let us know in the comments.


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Rachael D.

Rachael is a Slytherin who currently resides in Orlando, FL. She works as a cook and specializes in food puns and sarcasm. In her free time, she enjoys bullet journaling, binge watching Netflix, and spending as much time as she can at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.