Many people grew up loving to hate the angry, dark potions master. But in the end, he ended up dying to defend the memory of the one he loved. Grab the tissues.

The Harry Potter books were an international sensation, with people all over the world eager with anticipation to see what was going to happen to the young hero, Harry Potter. But after all the harrowing trials and tribulations, we learned there was another character that really deserved a lot of the fame and honor: Severus Snape. In honor of his birthday (which was February 9th), we have one of the most heartbreaking Harry Potter tribute videos to show you.

Snape loved Harry's mother Lily, from the moment he first laid his eyes on her. He knew the two of them shared a bond (magic will do that to you), and whenever he needed to escape the difficult life he lived, Lily was there to help him. Unfortunately for the two when they went to Hogwarts, being put in different Houses made it difficult for their friendship to continue in the way Severus wanted. In the end, Severus lost Lily but never his feeling for her.

This video shows Severus Snape's life from the scenes that were in the 8 movies, all in chronological order. You see Snape from the beginning, as a little boy when he first met Lily, all the way into his untimely death scene. From this video, you learn how misunderstood the man truly was in the eyes of everyone, except for Professor Dumbledore.

Once you reread the books a couple times (or hundreds like me), you can see hidden easter eggs that J.K. Rowling put into the books, or maybe it's just nerdy fans overanalyzing things. For one, the first thing Professor Snape asks Harry is:

"Potter! What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?"

According to Victorian Flower Language, asphodel is a type of lily meaning 'my regrets follow you to the grave' and wormwood means absence and is also known to be the most bitter flower. If you combined that, it means 'I bitterly regret Lily's death.'

Also, the first and last word that Harry says in the books regarding Professor Snape show his true colors.

First words: "Percy, who is that teacher talking to Professor Quirrell?"

Last words: "The bravest man I know."

I know that one a stretch, but you can't help but to feel warm and fuzzy after reading that! Fans of the series know that all the characters are never black or white, good or evil. They have so many facets throughout their time, and change into the people they become at the end of the series. One final thought, for all the Harry Potter fans out there. J.K. Rowling did once in a 2007 interview(about halfway through the interview), acknowledge the relationship between Lily and Severus Snape:

Interviewer: Did Lily ever have feelings back for Snape?
JKR: Yes. She might even have grown to love him romantically (she certainly loved him as a friend) if he had not loved Dark Magic so much, and been drawn to such loathsome people and acts.

So many what ifs for poor Severus.