A Celebration of the Life of Dobby the House Elf

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Jun 27, 2008

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The calendar on JKRowling.com has been updated to extend birthday wishes to Dobby. A simple House Elf and small in size he might have been, but to many of us, Dobby made the biggest of sacrifices that still looms large in the hearts of many of us here at TLC. As such, we ask that you please join us as we celebrate and remember Dobby.





80 Responses to A Celebration of the Life of Dobby the House Elf

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Tears!

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We miss you, Dobby!

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The first Deathly Hallows film has got to end just after his death, that’s how important he is!!! Cheers Dobby, here’s to the memory …

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I’ll never forget you Dobby ;[ I LOVE YOU!

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Oh my gosh. sobs You will never be forgotten Dobby! We all love you!

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Dobby: You’re a true hero, so brave, so loyal. I absolutely bawled when Dobby died, I guess I wasn’t expecting Dobby to die… We’ll never forget you, Dobby, & we’ll always love you! Let us all raise our glasses & toast to Dobby, A Free Elf.

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Cheers Dobby! the Dumbledore of house-elves!!!

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I think I cried the hardest at Dobby’s death (maybe only a little more than Hedwig and FRED—sob!!!). Cheers to one of my favourite characters <3

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That was the second time I cried while reading Deathly Hallows. The first being when Harry said, “No, he knew you’d want to come back,” to Ron. Gah I love this book.

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I cried my eyes out when Dobby died! Of course I also cried at every death in the series including Hedwig, but hey I loved them all. Dobby’s death was just soooo unbelievably sad though. I swear I’m gonna lose it when DH comes out, I’ll be a blubbering mess almost the entire movie (part I&II). So if you go see DH and hear some loser sniffling in the background, its me. With that said, R.I.F. (Rest In Freedom) Dobby!

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We miss you Dobby!! tears up WHY, WHY?

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CAN WE PLEASE HAVE POTTERCAST SPECIAL FOR HIM?! LOVE HIM!

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I was in shock when Hedwig went boom, but when Dobby died, the way he did…. and his last words were “Harry Potter.” OMG…..my heart broke, and it still is! I felt as if I was digging that grave along with Harry….sniff

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I think that that was the saddest think in the whole book. I mean come one why did Dobby has to die? I was so shocked than it was hard to believe it :( And that was after he saved Harry Potter for the last time. Gosh how hard I was crying here. RIP Dobby, we will never absolutely NEVER gonna forget you!

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Rest in peace, Dobby! sniffle

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Dobby, I’m so sorry you had to die, but you died defending the friends you loved and who loved you. Good bye :-(.

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Happy birthday Dobby! May you rest in peace.

I cried just reading this entry and leaving this comment. That is how much we miss you, Dobby. You were such a gentle and brave person.

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Oh Dobby! I really hope you’re happy wherever house elves go! Sniff! I hope you have loads of socks and hats and all sorts of clothes that you love! You’re the one whose death made me really cry for …. sniff….. hugs&cuddles….

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I LOVE DOBBY

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Love you Dobby!

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Dobby thanks all the kind Mr. and Ms. for their kind words! Dobby doesn’t know what to say! Thank you!

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Oh, Dobby…..you were just the cutest house-elf. And no matter how annoying you were in the second movie, your book form was a kind, loving, eccentric little house-elf. RIP!

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Awww, I love you Dobby!!!

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Oh, so nice! I’ll miss you Dobby! You were a small character with a big heart!

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we love you dobby. may you rest in peace.

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Happy Birthday Dobby! Dobby will be forever remembered as one of the great recurring characters in the Harry Potter series and literature. Cheers to a brave and loyal friend of Harry Potter!

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Dobby: I LOVE YOU!!!! I cried so hard when I you would be gone 4ever. I MISS you soooo much!!! I Hope you’re happy whever you’re at.

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Oh Dobby. I think we’ll all miss you…i didnt cry at first i guess i didnt think about it but at the end when i realized he was gone forever…sob…i wish she had kept him alive at least…he was one on my favs

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Dobby over the years, you’ve did many things:

Servent Funny Brave Noble Awesome Strong Heroic A sock lover Protecter

And most importantly a loyal friend.

We shall miss you Dobby!!!

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We miss you Dobby! Free at last:)

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Oh Dobby… how I wish he hadn’t died. I have to say his death was one of the parts in the book where I cried the most. And to think I had thought he was just an annoying little thing when we first met him. sigh I love you Dobby! Happy birthday! I hope you received many socks in House-Elf Heaven.

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Dobby’s death in DH was the first time in the entire book series that I was literally on the verge of tears. I’ll raise a butterbeer in his honour tonight before supper.

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cries out loud i remeber the night i read that part. I was so happy that they escaped the Malfoy Manor, and didn’t even pay attention to the ‘bellatrix throwing the knife’ part. Then all of a sudden, Harry’s cries, and Dobby’s last words (“Harry…Potter”) and I lost all control i was crying, i ran into my sister’s room, she was freaking out, thought i cut off my finger or something.

Dobby was my favorite house elf, I will always miss him, wipes tears so heroic, so loyal, so many hats he wore. I LOVE YOU DOBBY!!!

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Dobby,I will not froget you !!! A FREE elf !

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R.I.P Dobby, you were such a brave elf and amazing.

R.I.P We love you Dobby!

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im crying just reading this….happy birthday dobby LOVE U DOBBY….so brave ahhh sad :(:(:(:(:(:(

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Dobby,

You were a RISK-TAKER because you visited Harry in his muggle world by warning him not to go to Hogwarts behind your Masters’ back. You’re FREE when Harry cleverly tricked Malfoy by throwing a sock away and you caught it. You’re CARING when you gave Harry the gillyweeds to help him win the Tournament. You’re a FOLLOWER for Harry when he needed you. You’re BRAVE when you went back to Malfoy’s mansion to rescue your friends. In other words, you’re brave, caring, daring with a BIG heart. I will and alway will miss you! Happy Birthday!

I cried the most when Dobby died. He was one of my favorite magical character.

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oh Dobby….we miss u soooooooo much.you are the king of all house elves.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOBBY!!!! WE LOVE YOU!!! Why didn’t we appreciate you enough while you were alive Dobby? Your loyalty, your courage in the face of danger, you never ending support, your humility, your sense of right and wrong! You were always there when Harry needed you, even if he didn’t ask! You sought freedom and you gave us freedom! Your allegiance to Harry Potter was something we all can aspire to! From supplying him with gillyweed, alerting Dumbledore’s Army when Umbridge was on her way, stalking Malfoy for Harry, and saving Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dean, Luna, Griphook, and Ollivander’s lives. You were truly amazing Dobby and we will never forget you. Rest in peace Dobby. Rest in freedom.

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I cried the most when Dobby died.

I guess because I was not expecting him to die. He had just saved his idol…Harry Potter. His first and last words were…Harry Potter. :(

When I read that part, I had to stop reading and take a shower. I cried and cried in the shower. I had been reading since midnight when my son brought me a copy of DH. It was now 7:00 in the morning and I was so tired and sad. I could not stop crying.

I have since then read that chapter several times. I cry every single time. It is the most poignant and sad part of the book. I feel that when Harry is burying Doby, he is burying his innocense and his childhood. He emerges from that grave determined and an adult. That is when he takes charge.

Goodbye Doby, I will always cry for you when I read your death scene.

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I missed Dobby so much that I named my little Chihuahua Dobby. So sweet, so loyal, such big ears and eyes. Somebody ran him over. I am so sad, So everytime I read about Dobby, I cry. Heck I cried reading all these nice sentiments. Happy Birthday Dobby!! At least wherever you are, you are with Dumbledore, Fred, Mad Eye, Tonks, Lupin, Sirius, Hedwig, Lily, James and even Severus Snape…. and may you get many socks.

A free elf… how wonderful freedom is

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Happy B’day!!!! We love you Dobby R.I.P. We miss you!!!! Hope you have loads of socks wherever you are!! you died a free elf.

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Let us raise our glasses to celebrate the life of a Free Elf!

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Sue, thank you for your eloquent words!! They were truly fitting for this brave and loyal soul!!

I had tears streaming down my face as Dobby died and Harry burried him, and then when I read what Harry wrote on Dobby’s head stone I started sobbing!!!

I will raise a glass to you and toast your name. Wherever you are, I hope you are happy, our dear Free Elf!!

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It’s quite a feat when an author manages to make me cry while reading a book. I generally don’t do that, as sad as I might be about something I read. I was appropriately shocked and sad about the deaths in HP, Cedric, Sirius, Dumbledore, Fred, Lupin, Tonks et al, but Dobby’s death was the only one that made me cry, really cry. And I wasn’t even a major fan of the elf.

But Dobby is one of the true war heroes. Happy Birthday and R.I.P. Dobby, a free Elf, a war hero, a loyal friend.

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RIP, Dobby.

:’-(

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I almost have to cry, thinking about old Dobby!

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Dobby’s death broke my heart too. The fact that I took this character for granted, who provided us with a little comic relief and was always loyal to Harry, (if sometimes annoying to him!) his death came as a painful shock more than anyone else (except for Fred). When Hedwig died, JK was cleverly preparing us to brace ourselves for a plunge into VERY DARK times ahead in the book. Mad Eye was next and I felt, well I was prepared for it, we are in dark times now. But when Dobby died…oh man, was I NOT prepared for that! I bawled, I didn’t realise I loved this little annoying house elf so much and especially I was at a point of elation and joy as he just rescued Harry/Hermione/etc in the nick of time. Dobby was a free house elf who bound his loyalty to Harry out of free will and made the ultimate sacrifice for him. I’m glad to join everyone here in paying tribute to the free Elf.

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Happy Birthday, Dobby. When I got to your death in the book, I had to put it down. I had planned on reading straight-through that long-awaited book, but your sacrifice made me need to “take a moment”. Your level of loyalty has rarely been seen in literature. I hope you are having some cake and butterbeer in elf heaven and may you always have presents of socks.

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Happy birthday dobby!!!! I can never forget you….

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Rest in Peace, Dobby, and will you find happiness wherever you are. You were such a pure soul and heart, free of envy and spite, but loving and truthful.

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RIP Dobby! I loved him. I cried so hard when he died! The way Harry dug his grave and the engraving on the stone…. OMG!!!! It’s so sad!

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To Dobby, a free house elf: Your mismatched socks and oversized pillow clothing always made me smile. You were a true friend to my best imaginary friend, and I hope you are doing well in fictional-elf heaven, because you deserve nothing less than peace. Love you, Dobby.

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I LOVE DOBBY I WISH HE WAS IN THE FILMS LIKE THE BOOKS GOBLET AND PHOENIX

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Happy birthday dobby, a free elf!

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Dobby we all miss i cried my eyes out when you died. Your were so brave and noball. We miss you alot. You gave your life for the boy you always loved but never met until that faithful day. like my girl up top said R.I.P. and R.I.F. (Rest In Peace and Rest In Freedom.)

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Dobby we all miss you. i cried my eyes out when you died. Your were so brave and nobale. We miss you alot. You had never met Harry Potter before but you went to his muggle home and warned him not to go to Hogwarts you are so special to all of us. Your gave your life for the boy you always loved. I will never forget you you lovable house elf, may you have many socks and hats in elf heaven and like my girl up top said R.I.P. and R.I.F. (Rest In Peace and Rest In Freedom.)

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I felt the serious tone of the book really increased after Dobby’s death. R.I.P Dobby.

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we will miss you dobby!!!! i hope that you are happy where ever you are i’ll miss you though!!!!!! R.I.P may your spirit live on for ever!!

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That is so sad. the wizarding world won’t be the same w/out u!!!

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Where on Earth is that calendar?

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Dobby

You had the courage of Grydinfor

You had the brains of Ravenclaw

You had the loyalties of Hufflepuff

You had the ambition of Sytherin

You deserve a statues in the ministry, at Hogwarts, in Diagon Alley and in Hogsmede to remind the wizarding world of how courageous and kind a FREE ELF can be .. let Dobbys sacrifice be a lesson to the wizarding world for them to treat house elves with respect. Harry Potter of course I am sure will want your portrait in Grimuld Place so he can show his children who you were and tell them stories of your courage and kindness.

We will allways miss you but never forget you and dont forget Harry Potter freed Dobby and Dobby was brave and came to Harry Potters rescue.

Dobby my friend enjoy FREE ELF heaven where there are clothes all over the place and you get paid to come to and you can watch over Harry Potter forever.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOBBY!!!!! You were a great character and help to harry potter. No-one will ever forget you! bursts into hysterical sobs

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Dobs- We’ll never forget you! tears Happy Birthday! Lets hope you get many pairs of socks today! Hugs, Ellatrix xxxxx P.S Dobby PotterCast special, anyone?

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Happy Birthday Dobby! Wow, this is kinda weird. You share a birthday with my mother…I’d knit you a sock, but I can’t knit. So…errm…wooly sheep bladder? D; Good luck in the afterlife. I think. sniffles.

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i luv u dobby! Here’s my best memory of you: HAVE A VERY HARRY CHRISTMAS!

awww….so loyal

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Dobby, I am honored to share a birthday with such a brave and free house elf. May you rest in peace knowing you made the world a little better by your actions, even if you did lose your life breaking a promise to Harry Potter. You will be missed. PoppyWB, aka Mommy to a Harry, wife to a James, but not THOSE ones…

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If not for Dobby’s heroic act in Deathly Hallows, Luna, Dean, Ron, Hermione, Mr. Ollivander, Griphook, and Harry most likely would have died. I was really affected when he died…the most out of the entire series.

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If not for Dobby’s heroic act in Deathly Hallows, Luna, Dean, Ron, Hermione, Mr. Ollivander, Griphook, and Harry most likely would have died. I bawled for such a long time when he died.

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Dobby is free!!! I hope that you´re happy now.

Rest in peace, Dobby,the free elf,

we love you,and miss you so bad

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DOBBY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Miss you a lot!!! It’s a pity Harry did not realize your value b4- u were never as close as to him as Ron or Hermione though you absolutely deserve to be. Your death made Harry come back to his senses, saved all their lives & bought Ron & Hermione even closer (remember why she kisses Ron?) & made Griphook help Harry- oh I could go on! You will always be on the list of 10 most imp. characters of the books, Dobby. Yours always, harry_ron_hermione & the rest.

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Dobby, your death hurt me the most. Fred’s too. You were completely amazing! So brave, noble & loyal. I am glad your death was best described in book 7. You were closer & more loyal to Harry then Sam was to Frodo in LOTR. I love you Dobby & always hope you R.I.P & R.I.F. Always!

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To the noblest elf all of wizardom has ever known. We say happy birthday to you dobby, the free house elf. Your legend will live on and so will our live for you and your kind.

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The free elf who has always been in our hearts…he will live in us…as much as we do….he will live with us with our memories…he will live with us as much as we live for Harry Potter….its hard to tell what he means to us…!

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We all love you Dobby you are the best house Elf with the biggest heart of all. you died you for others to live and you have a better chanceto the ones you love. we all love you many hats and socks for you where ever you are I really cried for you WE WILL NOT FORGET YOU!!!!!

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You were truly a hero I do not remember crying at all during the Deathly Hallows until your death we know now that you are in sock heaven. R.I.P Dobby a free elf.

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WHY! WHY! WHYYYYYYYYYYY!....chocks up slightly I love you Dobby! I really Can’t stand the fact that I’m 1 and a half book away from reading about your death. I hope I can be like Dobby in a way and be able to survive his death scene. RIP LITTLE ELF DUDE!

Avatar Image says: We think the death of Dobby was so very sad and unexpected. Personally i cried for hours!!! The pupils in 8G think it should be re-written with Dobby alive and being a brave hero!!!Avatar Image says: Dobby was good hous elf.He was brave,smart ,cute and nobleAvatar Imageiheartjames1015 says: Dobby, you will never be forgotten! Though small in size, you made one of the biggest sacrifices! Tears. RIP Dobby

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