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With all his affection towards Muggles for several decades, one may wonder if he even had any Muggle friends at all. He surely was acquainted with the parents of his Muggle-born students, but I'm curious if he had any actual friendship with a Muggle (where the Muggle knows that he is a wizard, and they spend time together fooling around etc).

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    I'm not answering this to Voldemort :P – Dawny33 Feb 12 '16 at 14:51
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    A more depressing question - "Did Dumbledore have any friends?" – DavidS Feb 12 '16 at 15:11
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    @DavidS I like to imagine him alone conversing with both Fawkes and his patronus. – Voldemort Feb 12 '16 at 15:20
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    @Voldemort Well, yes, you would like that, wouldn't you? You wouldn't want him to be happy. – Anthony Grist Feb 12 '16 at 15:39
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    @DavidS At least one, but he turned out to be a psycho killer. – Rand al'Thor Feb 13 '16 at 2:05
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Probably Not.

I can't find any canon on this, but he grew up in Godric's Hollow and then went to Hogwarts. After that, he worked at Hogwarts for the rest of his life. He's never lived in a Muggle community, and as a kid, he thought wizards to be superior to Muggles. He has probably, as you said, met the parents of Muggle-born students at Hogwarts, but that is all he would have done, and they don't really count as his friends. He had no chances to meet any Muggles during his lifetime.

  • Godric's Hollow was a mixed community; it had both magical and Muggle inhabitants. Considering his younger sister was traumatised after being attacked by local Muggle children it seems like a safe assumption that was the case when he was growing up. – Anthony Grist Feb 12 '16 at 15:36
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    Godric's Hollow is home for a lot of wizards, but there are muggles in there as well ["Do you know much about Hogsmeade? I've read it's the only entirely non-Muggle settlement in Britain --" - Hermione, PoA, chp.05]. That said, the Dumbledores had an awful experience with muggles, and if we are to believe Aunt Muriel, his mother probably wouldn't aprove of him associating with muggles ("a terrifying woman, simply terrifying. Muggle-born, though I heard she pretended otherwise "). – David Banner Feb 12 '16 at 15:38

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