Harry Potter fans can’t understand why heartfelt scene was cut from the film
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Harry Potter fans have been left baffled over the creators' decision to cut a heartfelt scene from the first movie ahead of its release to the world.
The scene would have taken place just as Hogwarts was clearing out for Christmas, after Harry saw his parents in the Mirror of Erised and was reminded that he had no loving family to return home to.
But thankfully, he's always got his best mate to rely on:
It's been more than 20 years since we were first introduced to Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as the adorable little trio that were Harry, Ron and Hermione, and in the years since, some fans no doubt have got to know the characters better than some of their best friends.
While most information about the Hogwarts students can be found in the books, film fans who love to see the scenes play out on screens covet every insight into the characters' lives given in the movies.
But for whatever reason, the creators decided to cut the heartfelt scene which showed Ron's pure personality shining through.
In the clip, which has since emerged online, Ron sees Harry sitting alone in the Great Hall while some of the other students prepare to head home for Christmas.
He then heads over to join his lonely friend and tries to cheer him up, offering up a game of chess and a visit to Hagrid before assuring him that there's something 'not right' about the magical mirror, in which Harry was finally reunited with his parents.
The scene would have led in to Harry returning to the mirror, picking up to what fans actually saw in the movie, and many viewers have been left confused over the decision to leave it out of the final cut.
"Ron is so caring. Why is this a deleted scene? it's such a sweet moment and adds a lot to their friendship," one viewer responded after seeing the clip, while another wrote: "I wish they would have kept the scene in of Ron trying to comfort Harry about the mirror."
At two hours and 32 minutes, Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone was a pretty long film even after scenes were deleted from the final cut.
But with films now regularly hitting that three hour mark, I'm sure director Chris Columbus would have been forgiven for including the scene - especially considering how sweet Ron is in it.