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Former US President Barack Obama’s recent response to Charlottesville has become the most-liked tweet in history, Twitter today announced.
Quoting former South African President Nelson Mandela, Obama’s tweet has accrued over 2.9-million likes to date, and continues to grow at the time of writing.
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…” pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion… People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love……For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite,” reads the full quote, published over three distinct tweets.
Notably, the other two tweets received 1.2 and 1.1-million likes themselves.
Barack Obama’s tweet surpasses US performing artist Arianda Grande’s response to the bombing at her Manchester concert which took place earlier this year. It received over 2.7-million likes.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017