I have been watching the harry potter movies again. There is this conversation between Prof. Dumbledore and Harry that is worth mentioning
DUMBLEDORE: "... Yet the Sorting Hat placed you in Gryffindor.
HARRY: Only because I asked it to.
DUMBLEDORE: "Exactly. Which makes you very different from Voldemort. It's not our abilities that show what we truly are, Harry. It's our choices."
Actually the character Harry is made in such a manner, it is very difficult to not to like him. He is sensitive. He never cribs and has no regrets in life, in spite of things having been so bad in his life, at least upto the time he enters Hogwarts. Even life in the school has not been easy for him, save for the two friends, Ron and Hermionne, with constant attention.
Before he and Ron enter the Chamber of Secrets, Moaning Myrtle says " Oh, Harry... if you die down there, you're welcome to share my toilet." Harry responds "Thanks, Myrtle".