Barack Obama's Inspiring Message About Charlottesville Is Now The Most-Liked Tweet In History

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While the current President is busy defending Nazis, our former President is still proving why he’s the greatest of all time.

Following the protests in Charlottesville, Barack Obama tweeted a message of love and understanding, and it’s now the most liked tweet in the history of the social media platform.

Obama quoted Nelson Mandela to address the deadly racist situation brewing in Virginia:

The words are from Mandela’s autobiography Long Walk To Freedom. He’d follow that first tweet with two more that completed the quote, “...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.”

That message is obviously far different than what Trump’s been putting into the universe — while The Donald eventually did condemn the alt-right for their actions, he followed that up by defending them, calling some of them "very fine people," and inventing something called the “alt-left” who he said was equally to blame for the violence.

While each of Obama’s tweets has been liked over a million times, the first one recently broke the 3-million barrier, which breaks the old record held by Ariana Grande following the Manchester concert bombing.

In fact, Obama holds 6 of the 10 most liked tweets of all time — you can check out the rest of his most popular messages below!

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#4 All-Time

This one is in regard to Senator McCain's aggressive brain tumor, from which he's now in recovery.

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#5 All-Time

Somehow, he even makes dad jokes cool.

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#6 All-Time

His final message as POTUS struck a major emotional chord — especially considering who was about to take over his job.

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#7 All-Time

This one was fired out just before Trump's inauguration. Always the classiest man in the room (and on Twitter).

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#9 All-Time

It's not always politics though. Remember, family first!

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...the rest of the Top 10 All-Time

Like we mentioned, #2 on the all-time Twitter like list is this message from Ariana Grande after the Manchester bombing. Filling out the top 10 is 3) Ellen's Oscar selfie, 8) Linkin Park's tribute to Chester Bennington following his suicide, and 10) Hilary Clinton's message to young girls following her loss in the 2016 election.

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TOM BOMBADIL

I had a rough childhood. I watched my parents murdered right before my eyes. Shot point-blank by some two-bit thug.

So I ran away from Gotham and wandered the earth, until eventually Liam Neeson found me in an obscure Asian jail. He gave me a home, taught me to fight, and showed me the true meaning of justice meant wearing black rubber latex and speaking really deeply. 

Then I killed him with a flying commuter train.

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