Sirius Black was Harry's godfather and loved him like a son. He bought Harry his first broomstick when he was a year old. However, Sirius did not get much of a chance to get to know Harry until he escaped from Azkaban when Harry was thirteen. At that time, his goal was not so much to protect Harry as to seek out revenge. It is questionable whether Sirius always had his best interests at heart. It is suggested that Sirius sees Harry as a replacement for his dead best friend and his love for James is extended to Harry.