This 90-year-old granny chose Harry Potter over the Pope and social media is losing its mind 3 months ago

This 90-year-old granny chose Harry Potter over the Pope and social media is losing its mind

"She needs to sort out her priorities."

Here's a crisis you probably never thought you would see again.

 

This goes out to anyone who misses the humble VHS, and to anyone who has seen a seminal life event wiped from memory in favour of a much-loved fantasy franchise.

Hamish Ridley-Steele was clearing out his granny's old tapes when he came across this, and it's gone massively viral.

Speaking to the Press Association, Ridley-Steel said "I'm not even sure which Pope was on the tape and to be honest with my grandmother, it might not even be Harry Potter - I don't think she even remembers recording it."

He went on to say that he uncovered the tape after his 90-year-old grandmother asked him and her husband to clear out her VHS cabinet, but to "save anything worth keeping."

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167,000 likes and 37,000 retweets later, it would be fair to say he made the right choice.

In reaction, Twitter came out in its numbers to aptly capture the moment, while a few others shared similar (harrowing) experiences.

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Some movies need repeated viewing, Matthew. Your birthday was bland, predictable and it happens every year, so we taped over it with a film that only has 53% on Rotten Tomatoes.

It was a tough time for us all.

How could we forget.

Anyway, because Granny Elisabeth has brought us all so much joy by sacrificing footage of the Pope's funeral for (possibly) one of the Harry Potter movies, it seems only fair that we repay the debt owed to her.

So without further ado, here's the funeral in full:

Clip via Alexander Lucien Corvinus

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