When you are the child of an international celebrity, choosing a birthday gift can be daunting. Or, it could be a simple message that leaves you in splits. So when J.K. Rowling celebrated her 51st birthday this Sunday, she made a funny tweet about her son's gift to her being 'unacceptable'. What followed was a game of retweets where fans told her it was the teenage lingo for, "I love you" to many hoping their kids would do the same for them. Here's what happened on Rowling's Twitter account on her birthday.
I think we can all agree that this is an unacceptable gift from a son to his mother on her birthday. pic.twitter.com/yYUdiIDnKI— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 31, 2016
Her fans had some really interesting things to say.
@jk_rowling Noooo 😹 but I WANT that mug!— Mindy White (@mindywhite) July 31, 2016
And there were those who took notes.
@jk_rowling pfft, now I know what to buy my mum for her birthday!— Bohdi Byles (@BohdiByles) July 31, 2016
And her son seems to have amassed quite an appreciation for his humour.
@jk_rowling he's a hoot!— #GaryToBonnies40th (@BazookaBonita) July 31, 2016
@jk_rowling this is the greatest thing I've ever seen 😂— shannon (@msshannonperry) July 31, 2016
@jk_rowling the cheeky monkey... that said, it's my birthday today too & I'm looking 4ward 2 the day my now 15 month old does same as yours😆— Mary Mc (@MaryMc_31) July 31, 2016
Rowling's gift seems to have made her son a favourite with her fans too. Many even ordered the same mug the moment she posted it on Twitter. The writer just released, 'The Cursed Child' which she says brings the Potter story to an end. After the response to the mug, the new book does not seem to be the only bestselling item on the site.
We sure hope you had an amazing birthday, Ms Rowling. Your writing made the world such a better place for so many!