Barack Obama now has six of the 10 most-liked tweets in history, thanks to his latest after Saturday’s tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The former president quoted Nelson Mandela, and by noon Monday, it had 2.3 million “heart” likes — third-most in history.
It was retweeted 974,000 times.
That beat his previous best of July 20, when he said: “John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I’ve ever known. Cancer doesn’t know what it’s up against. Give it hell, John.”
The No. 1 liked tweet of all time?
That was Ariana Grande’s note of May 22, when she wrote “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words,” regarding the Manchester terror attack that killed 23. It had 2.7 million likes.
No. 2 is Ellen DeGeneres’ lighthearted selfie from the 2014 Academy Awards.
The Top Five:
No. 1 liked tweet
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
No. 2 liked tweet
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
No. 3 liked tweet
“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. 4 liked tweet
John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I’ve ever known. Cancer doesn’t know what it’s up against. Give it hell, John.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 20, 2017
No. 5 liked tweet
Hi everybody! Back to the original handle. Is this thing still on? Michelle and I are off on a quick vacation, then we’ll get back to work.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 20, 2017