As the first anniversary of our eternal Professor Snape’s death approaches, Kate Winslet shared a touching tribute to the actor.

The actress, who co-starred with [Alan Rickman] in “Sense and Sensibility” and “The Little Chaos” remembered her friend during an interview to Entertainment Weekly:

“He was always a great big softy. If there was one word I could use to really describe Al, it would be kind. He was so kind. At Al’s memorial, Juliet Stevenson told the story of how whenever Al would go out to supper and anyone else would try and pay, he would somehow have phoned ahead or slipped his credit card ahead of the meal so no one even got a look at the check. He’d just say, ‘I’ve got two words for you: Harry Potter.’ And he became known for doing that.”

Kate Winslet was not the first one to talk about Rickman’s generosity. Right after his passing, on January 14 2016, [Daniel Radcliffe] and [Emma Thompson] also wrote that one of Rickman`s main qualities was his generosity and his loyalty to his colleagues in the film industry.

The actor`s goodness is not only limited to his friends. In his Will, Rickman left part of his fortunue to charities in the United Kingdom.