Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling says she's in “awe” of a popular vote legalizing same-sex marriage in Ireland.

Voters headed to the polls on Friday. The following day, thousands gathered at Dublin Castle's central square, where returns were being announced live on big-screen televisions. The referendum passed with more than 62% of the vote.

(Related: Irish voters resoundingly approve gay marriage.)

“Sitting here watching the Irish make history. Extraordinary and wonderful,” Rowling messaged her more than 4.6 million followers.

When a follower asked, “Are you proud of us, Jo?” Rowling responded: “I don't have the right to be proud, as I'm not Irish. I'm in awe, that's what I am – Ireland has set an example to the world!”

“I've been bullied for being gay,” another fan wrote. “I hope those bullies change their minds as they realise the world is changing.”

Rowling responded with a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

“Personally, I think @Mattdavelewis's @AttitudeMag shoot might have swung a few undecideds,” Rowling added, a reference to Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, and his recent racy cover for gay glossy Attitude.