Former president Barack Obama’s Charlottesville message on Twitter has become the most-liked tweet ever in just three days. In the tweet, Obama quoted the late South African President, Nelson Mandela, following the violent clashes and domestic terror attack after white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, and their rally left one woman dead and 20 others injured.
The Tweet made Twitter history with over 3 million likes and still counting, making it the most-liked tweet since the social media site was launched. Along with the tweet, Obama shared a photo of himself interacting with children of various ethnicities.
“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
Mandela’s full text in Mandela’s autobiography, “Long Walk to Freedom.” reads: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or 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.”