Amongst the controversy surrounding what was or wasn’t said by the current president after the violence that unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia, former president Barack Obama shared his thoughts over on Twitter in a tweet that’s gone on to be the social networks most liked tweet ever.
Obama tweeted a quote from Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, “Long Walk to Freedom.“ The quote was separated into three tweets and read as follows: “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.”
The first tweet included a photo of Obama greeting a group of children through a window taken by White House photographer Pete Souza. The tweet has since been liked more than 4 million times making it the most liked tweet of all time.
Barack Obama’s tweet following the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, is now the most liked tweet in history
Obama tweeted a photo of himself greeting a group of children paired with a quote taken from Nelson Mandela’s autobiography
The tweet surpassed Ariana grande’s response to the Manchester attack in May, 2017, which received nearly 3 million likes.