Luna Lovegood was, quite frankly, a delight.

Luna with her Spectre Specs holding the Quibbler
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

She was open-minded with a dreamy disposition and a distinct flair for fashion. As J.K. Rowling herself has said: ‘She’s slightly out-of-step in many ways, but she’s the anti-Hermione. Hermione’s so logical and inflexible in so many ways and Luna is likely to believe ten impossible things before breakfast.’

There are so many reasons to love Luna Lovegood, but let’s start with these seven...

She was unique

The girl gave off an aura of distinct dottiness. Perhaps it was the fact that she had stuck her wand behind her left ear for safekeeping, or that she had chosen to wear a necklace of Butterbeer corks, or that she was reading a magazine upside-down.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Illustration of Luna Lovegood wearing her homemade Butterbeer cork necklace
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She was a true Ravenclaw

Neville chuckled. Luna turned her pale eyes on him instead. ‘And I don’t know who you are.’
‘I’m nobody,’ said Neville hurriedly.
‘No you’re not,’ said Ginny sharply. ‘Neville Longbottom – Luna Lovegood. Luna’s in my year, but in Ravenclaw.’
‘Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure,’ said Luna in a sing-song voice.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Luna conjuring her rabbit Patronus in the Room of Requirment
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

She was sweet to Harry when he saw Thestrals for the first time

‘Oh, yes,’ said Luna, ‘I’ve been able to see them ever since my first day here. They’ve always pulled the carriages. Don’t worry. You’re just as sane as I am.’
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

She got so excited when Harry invited her (as friends) to Professor Slughorn’s party

‘Oh, no, I’d love to go with you as friends!’ said Luna, beaming as he had never seen her beam before. ‘Nobody’s ever asked me to a party before, as a friend! Is that why you dyed your eyebrow, for the party? Should I do mine, too?’
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Slughorn's Christmas party
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She was surprisingly good at commentating on Quidditch matches

‘And that’s Smith of Hufflepuff with the Quaffle,’ said a dreamy voice, echoing over the grounds. ‘He did the commentary last time, of course, and Ginny Weasley flew into him, I think probably on purpose – it looked like it. Smith was being quite rude about Gryffindor, I expect he regrets that now he’s playing them – oh, look, he’s lost the Quaffle, Ginny took it from him, I do like her, she’s very nice…’
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

She knew just what to say when her friend Dobby died

‘Thank you so much, Dobby, for rescuing me from that cellar. It’s so unfair that you had to die, when you were so good and brave. I’ll always remember what you did for us. I hope you’re happy now.’
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Dobby's funeral at Shell Cottage.
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She believed in all creatures

‘You can laugh, but people used to believe there were no such things as the Blibbering Humdinger or the Crumple-Horned Snorkack!’
Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix

Luna Lovegood in her school uniform from the Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince