Why Hufflepuff Is the Best House

August 17, 2018

Hi, proud Ravenclaw here. This post actually began as "Why Ravenclaw Is the Best House," and then I had to admit to myself...Sometimes I really wish I was a Hufflepuff.
Despite my deep, undying love and pride for my Hogwarts house, I'm here to say what we're all know to be true, deep down inside (some deeper down than others): Hufflepuff is the best.

Helga Hufflepuff did not care about your bloodline. She didn't want to know about your immense bravery or your smarts. Helga Hufflepuff recognized that everyone deserves an education. Everyone deserves the chance to learn, no matter their weaknesses. And everyone should feel like they belong.

Hufflepuff house is the underdog. They're constantly underrated, underestimated, and undervalued. When Cedric and Harry were both Hogwarts champions, Hufflepuff arguably got cheated out of one of their few-and-far-between chances at glory.

But not to fret, dear badgers. I think that you have more notable house alumi than my own house: Nymphadora Tonks, Hannah Abbott (who Neville later married (sorry but it still should've been Ginny)), and Newt Scamander to name a few.

Just think of the qualities that you'd like in a friend or a dating companion: genuinely for me, the first that comes to mind is loyalty.

"They are just and loyal / Those patient Hufflepuffs are true / And unafraid of toil."

Their common room is right next to the Hogwarts kitchen. I'm just saying, Ravenclaw can keep their great views because I'd rather be close to the food.

As head of Hufflepuff, Professor Pomona Sprout is a freakin' boss. You could argue that she single-handedly saved the lives of those petrified by the basilisk through her growth of mandrakes. She knew that having Hogwarts as a safe place for the students was more important than just about anything. She recognized talent in students (e.g. Neville Longbottom), even when they weren't in her house - and she made sure that they knew what was special about them and encouraged their interests and success. After Harry's Rita Skeeter interview in the Quibbler, Professor Sprout awarded him points for passing her a watering can (AKA for his bravery in telling the truth of what happened the night that Cedric died, without getting either of them in trouble with Umbridge). She stayed at Hogwarts during Voldemort's "reign" to protect the students. Pamona showed brains, bravery, and resourcefulness (the qualities admired by the other houses) alongside her Hufflepuff traits.

Even J.K. Rowling says that Hufflepuff is her favorite house. They've produced the fewest dark wizards of all four Houses. They are down to earth - literally, their house colors represent wheat and dirt, symbolizing their humility (rather than the precious metal secondary colors of the other houses). Their mascot is cute and simultaneously TERRIFYING (not something you want to underestimate). I can't wait to see more of Hufflepuff Newt in the new Fantastic Beasts movie.

Plus, yellow is my favorite color.

Yours truly,

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