Obama 2017: Tweet about Love and Unity is Most Liked Tweet

Barack Obama’s post-Charlottesville tweet about love and unity has become the most liked tweet ever with over 2.7 million likes and counting.

Obama’s tweet, the first part of a quote from Nelson Mandela which is followed by two other tweets, became the most liked tweet just after 10 p.m EST on Tuesday Twitter announced.

The tweet overtook Aeiana Grande message after the Manchester Arena bombing in May, and Ellen DeGeneres picture from the 2014 Oscars show

The former president’s tweet also climbs into the top 5 most retweeted tweets ever, a list that is still headed by Carter Wilkerson’s guest to get a year’s supply of Wendy’s chicken nuggets.

Obama tweeted after America was left numb by a Neo-Nazi/white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA on the weekend turned violent and left one anti-racism protestor dead. The quote is taken from Mandela’s 1994 autobiography Long Walk to Freedom.

The full quote is: “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.”