After the violence at Charlottesville in Virginia, former US President Barack Obama put out a tweet, quoting former South African president Nelson Mandela from his autobiography A Long Walk to Freedom. It includes a picture of Obama smiling at four children peeping out of a window. Ever since Obama put up the post on August 13, it has been retweeted more than 1.2 million times, and liked over 3.12 million times. That figure has made it the most liked tweet ever, and the fifth most retweeted post on Twitter. Also Read - Twitter vs Koo: Nigeria government joins India's Koo app after Twitter’s ban in the countryAlso Read - Twitter seeks more time to comply with new rules in response to “one last notice”
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The tweet in issue by Obama was followed by two other tweet by him with more from Mandela s autobiographical.
Obama s post became the most liked tweet of all time, surpassing Ariana Grande’s response to the deadly terrorist attack after her concert in Manchester. It also ranks #7 among the most retweeted tweets according to Favstar, a tweet tracking site. ALSO READ: Obama posts his farewell letter on Facebook, shares link for future contact
Interestingly, the ten most liked tweets of all time are dominated by US politicians, six of which are by former US President Barack Obama. The list also includes Ariana Grande’s tweet following the Manchester terrorist attack, and Ellen DeGeneres’ famous Oscars selfie tweet from 2014. Some of the tweets in the list are down below:
If you can recall, after his electoral win in 2014, Narendra Modi s victory tweet became the most retweeted on Twitter in India that year. At present, that tweet has a whopping 98,000 retweets, and close to 70,000 likes. ALSO READ: Mute app for Twitter lets you mute 100 crowd-sourced keywords in a click