Former United States President Barack Obama’s post on Twitter against racism is now the most liked tweet on the social media platform.
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion,” Obama wrote on Sunday, quoting Nelson Mandela. “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.”
Each tweet in the series has lakhs of likes and retweets. But the one above with a photograph had 29,58,491 likes and 12,05,247 retweets as of Wednesday afternoon. It surpassed the record held by popstar Ariana Grande’s tweet in response to a terror attack during her concert in Manchester in the United Kingdom on May 22.
Obama’s tweets were a response to a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which turned violent and led to the death of a woman. A car had rammed into a number of people protesting peacefully against the demonstration.
President Donald Trump, who blamed both sides for the violence instead of calling out the white supremacists, has faced widespread criticism for his response to the incident.