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J.K. Rowling has perfect response to kid's use of Harry Potter curse

It's the most feared curse in "Harry Potter" lore, but what do you do if your own kid tries to use it on you?

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"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling is a Twitter pro.

A frustrated mom went right to the source, tweeting "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling that her own son was using the infamous killing curse from Rowling's book on her.

And a few days later, the author herself responded.

"Avada Kedavra" is one of three Unforgivable Curses in the Potter universe, but as Rowling reminds us, its counterspell is sacrificial protection — love.

And Dobby's eyes are pretty hard to resist under any circumstances.

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Dobby from "Harry Potter" does have a pair of beseeching eyes, and no one knows that better than J.K. Rowling.

The original tweeter, who goes by the name "Somebody's Mother" and describes herself as a Las Vegas mom of one, apparently isn't the only person who's dealt with such child-sent curses.

And one reader has a suggestion about which Hogwarts house the cursing child might want to seek out.

This is far from the first time Rowling has taken to Twitter. In February, she reached out to a sad fan.

And in 2015, she teased actor Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in the "Potter" films, for posing partially clothed with a headline, "From Hogwarts to Hottie."

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