In the end - through all their trials and tribulations - the young wizards of Hogwarts eventually defeat Voldemort and reach a happy ending. They have to go through their share of heartbreaking moments to reach that goal, however, which fans online have collected and shared. For example, throughout much of the series, Ron Weasley consistently wears faded clothes and wizard robes - hand-me-downs from his rather poor family. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, Harry finally understands from his Aunt Petunia that when Lily Potter died, he didn't just lose his mother - Petunia also lost her sister.
Check out this list of small and heartbreaking moments from the Harry Potter franchise, and don't forget to vote up the most heart-wrenching.
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Dobby Breaks His Promise To Harry In 'Deathly Hallows - Part 1'
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Ginny's Face Falls When Harry Learns About Cho's Affection In 'Order of the Phoenix'
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Ron Predicts Harry's Suffering In 'Prisoner of Azkaban'
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Luna Stops Believing In Magic Charms In 'Deathly Hallows - Part 2'
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Aunt Petunia Reminds Harry She Lost Her Sister In 'Deathly Hallows - Part 1'
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A Portrait Blows Out A Candle For Nicholas Flamel In 'Sorcerer's Stone'