Good news for Harry Potter fans, a recent study has shown that those who read the famous book series when they were younger, grow up to be nicer and more empathetic adults!
The study got 3 reasonably sized groups of kids from 3 different countries and asked them how they felt about a range of minority groups (like immigrants for example).
The results showed that the kids who felt more favourably towards the minority groups had read and identified with Harry Potter and his story.
The researchers believe this to be the case since a recurring theme of the series is the fight against evil and the support for the underdog.
Author JK Rowling once said herself that "The Potter books in general are a prolonged argument for tolerance, a prolonged plea for an end to bigotry." It turns out that that very theme has translated into real life.