Barack Obama has broken a Twitter record with a heartfelt tweet in response to the deadly neo-nazi and KKK rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The former US president took to the social media site on August 13 with a quote from Nelson Mandela’s 1994 biography Long Walk to Freedom, and it’s now become the most liked tweet of all time.
The post also included a photo of Obama visiting children at a daycare centre in Maryland in 2011.
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“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion,” Obama wrote.
“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.”
“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
The tweet has been liked more than 2.8 million times and retweeted by more than 1.2 million.
Ariana Grande previously held the record with her heartbreaking tweet following the deadly Manchester Bombing attack.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017