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26 Reasons Why Everyone Should Love Fred and George

Fred and George technically would have turned 40 today if they were real-life people (which they totally are!). They were born 1st April 1978 and the fact their birthday is on April Fool’s Day is the best thing ever! These twins are my favourite characters ever! They are funny, intelligent, brave and very loyal to their family. I don’t think people give their brains enough credit so I am here today, waving my little Weasley flag, to tell you 40 reasons why everyone should love Fred and George!

  1. They’re twins!! Two for the price of one!
  2. Though it’s never specified, I like to think their middle names are Gideon and Fabian (after Molly’s twin brothers).
  3. They both played Beater on the Gryffindor Quidditch team.
  4. Two names: James and Oliver!
  5. They swiped the Marauders Map from Filch in their FIRST YEAR and figured out how to work it! (I told you…THEY ARE SMART!)
  6. They had an amazing best friend in Lee Jordan!
  7. “He’s not Fred! I am! Honestly, woman, you call yourself our mother.”
  8. They got in trouble for throwing snow-balls at the back of Quirrell’s turban (which we now know was also Voldemort’s face! HA!)
  9. They nicknamed themselves ‘Gred and Forge’.
  10. They helped nick their dad’s flying car with Ron and rescued Harry from the Dursleys!
  11. Both love to tease their siblings, especially Percy.
  12. They gave Harry the map knowing that he needed it more than them now. (I think that’s so cute! They have no idea that they gave him something connected to his Dad!)
  13. Fred and George must have been really good at Potions and Charms to create their pranks and sweets.
  14. “Ah, but that’s why it’s so brilliant!” “Because it’s so pathetically dim-witted!”
  15. They tried to cross the Age Line for the Tri-Wizard Tournament and it worked!…for a few seconds anyway.
  16. They passed their Apparition tests ‘with distinction’ in their seventh year! (See? Smart! I keep telling you!)
  17. They left Hogwarts in style leaving blasts of their fireworks, chaos in the corridors and broke all of the rules that Umbridge had on the walls.
  18. “You know what? I don’t think we are. George, I think we’ve outgrown full-time education. Time to test our talents in the real world, d’you reckon?” “Definitely!”
  19. They were the only people in the entire school who seemed to get respect from Peeves and he also listened to them.
  20. Both Fred and George made enough money to buy themselves expensive clothes! (I think they deserved it, right?)
  21. “None of us really fancy it, Harry. Imagine if something went wrong and we were stuck as specky, scrawny gits forever!”
  22. The moment that George lost his ear was the closest it had been to one of the twins dying and the fact that they both managed to make a joke out of the situation made me cry!
  23. Fred turned Ron’s teddy bear into a spider after Ron broke his toy broomstick.
  24. “What are Fred and I? Next door neighbours?”
  25. George named his first-born son Fred after his twin brother. (*sobs*)
  26. “E for Exceeds Expectations. And I’ve always thought Fred and I should’ve got E in everything, because exceeded expectations just by turning up to the exams.”

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