Molly Weasley’s Top Five Kindest Moments
Molly Weasley is one of the best female characters in the whole series. Throughout all seven books, besides being a fierce protector of her family and a loyal member of the Order of the Phoenix, she is constantly kind to Harry and is there for him as a maternal figure whenever he needs one. Here, we explore Molly’s top five kindest moments.
1. Helping Harry at King’s Cross
“Yes,” said Harry. “The thing is — the thing is, I don’t know how to —”
“How to get onto the platform?” she said kindly, and Harry nodded.
“Not to worry,” she said. “All you have to do is walk straight at the barrier between platforms nine and ten.” (SS 93)
Harry and Molly’s first encounter is in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, when a lost and confused Harry comes up to Molly and she kindly helps him get on the platform. Despite him being a stranger, she sees he’s in need of assistance and doesn’t hesitate to help.
2. Protecting Harry from Her Children
“Never mind that, do you think he remembers what You-Know-Who looks like?”
Their mother suddenly became very stern.
“I forbid you to ask him [Harry], Fred. No, don’t you dare. As though he needs reminding of that on his first day at school.” (SS 97)
As Harry quickly discovers, his fame in the wizarding world makes him a curiosity to other witches and wizards – especially his future fellow students. Understanding that Harry’s traumatic past might not be something he wants to talk about, Molly tries to protect Harry from any invasive questions her children might have.
3. Including Harry with Gifts
“I think I know who that one’s from,” said Ron, turning a bit pink and pointing to a very lumpy parcel. “My mum. I told her you didn’t expect any presents and — oh, no,” he groaned, “she’s made you a Weasley sweater.”
Harry had torn open the parcel to find a thick, hand-knitted sweater in emerald green and a large box of homemade fudge. (SS 200)
Molly is an incredibly thoughtful person. After Ron tells her that Harry won’t get any Christmas presents, she makes sure to remedy that by making Harry a few gifts. This was only after meeting Harry once several months earlier.
4. Comforting Harry After Cedric’s Death
“It wasn’t your fault, Harry,” Mrs. Weasley whispered.
“I told him to take the cup with me,” said Harry.
Now the burning feeling was in his throat too. He wished Ron would look away.
Mrs. Weasley set the potion down on the bedside cabinet, bent down, and put her arms around Harry. He had no memory of ever being hugged like this, as though by a mother. (GoF 714)
After Harry’s excruciating experience in the graveyard at Voldemort’s resurrection – which results in Cedric’s death – Molly is there to hold Harry and be there for emotional support when he needs it.
5. Always Welcoming Harry to Her Home
Mrs. Weasley had shouted herself hoarse before she turned on Harry, who backed away.
“I’m very pleased to see you, Harry, dear,” she said. “Come in and have some breakfast.” (CoS 33)
Knowing that Harry’s home life isn’t the happiest, she opens her home to Harry whenever he needs it – but the first time is certainly one of the most memorable. No matter how angry she is at her children for sneaking out for an overnight rescue mission, she makes it clear that she doesn’t blame Harry and is happy to have him around and safe with her.
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