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Hundreds of mini Harry Potters broke a world record for the anniversary of Philosopher's Stone

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This is the cutest thing you’re going to see all day. Not DJ Khaled’s baby. This.

Hundreds of schoolchildren in full Harry Potter garb gathered on the lawn of Smithills Hall in Bolton, England, on Friday in honor of the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Nearly 700 bespectacled students from 11 Bolton schools broke the Guinness World Record for Largest Gathering of People Dressed like Harry Potter, formerly 521, with 676 mini participants.

Each child sported Harry’s signature circle glasses and a lightning-shaped scar, as well as a Gryffindor tie and wand, per the Guinness adjudicators strict instructions, and had to stand together for five minutes to make it official.

Bolton Library and Museum Services collaborated on the record break attempt with Bloomsbury Publishing, which has been planning several other promotional events for the 20th anniversary of the first book in the 7-part series, Philosopher’s Stone, or Sorcerer’s Stone, for American readers.

Check out the photos below.

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