Fans must stop leaving socks on Welsh beaches in order for a memorial to Dobby to remain there.

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Dobby the house elf. On the beach where the fictional character dies in the penultimate film, fans have built an actual shrine in his honor. hide caption Warner Bros./PictureLux/The Hollywood Archive/Alamy

switch to caption PictureLux/Warner Bros./The Hollywood Archive House elf Alamy Dobby from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. On the beach where the fictional character dies in the penultimate film, fans have built an actual shrine in his honor.

PictureLux, The Hollywood Archive, Warner Bros., and Alamy Fans of the Harry Potter series have been placing tributes at the Welsh beach where the beloved house elf Dobby died for years as a way to honor him.

This led to the notorious Freshwater West Beach in Pembrokeshire has become a depository for trinkets , painted rocks, and many types of socks.

For non-Potter fans, here is a quick recap: House elves can only be set free by receiving a piece of clothing from their master, therefore early in the series, Potter aids Dobby by deceiving his cruel master into giving him a book with a sock hidden inside (prompt the iconic scene : “Master has given Dobby a sock… Dobby is free”).

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