Tweets by Ariana Grande, Ellen Degeneres, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton also make the list
You can speak volumes with just 140 characters.
Just ask former President Barack Obama, whose tweet in response to the tragedy in Charlottesville — a quote from Nelson Mandela — has become the most-liked tweet in history.
"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
While post presidency, Obama has been no stranger to Twitter, commenting on everything from Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis to the terrorist attack in Manchester, none of his tweets have gotten quite the response of the Mandela quote. As of Wednesday morning, it had more than 3.2 million likes.
He’s not the only celebrity who has gotten major love on Twitter. According to tweet ranking site Favstar, these are the remaining nine most-liked tweets of all time. Some of them are inspiring like Hillary Clinton’s motivational message to girls, some sad like Ariana Grande’s response to the Manchester bombing, and some of them are downright funny, like the guy who was pleading with Wendy’s to give him free chicken nuggets for life.
No 2: Ariana Grande’s response to the Manchester bombing, with more than 2.7 million likes
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
No. 3: Ellen DeGeneres celeb-filled pic from the Oscars in 2014, which she noted was the “best photo ever.” It got more than 2.4 million likes.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
No. 4: Barack Obama’s tweet about his “last ask” with more than 1.85 million likes
Thank you for everything. My last ask is the same as my first. I'm asking you to believe—not in my ability to create change, but in yours.
— President Obama (@POTUS44) January 11, 2017
No. 5: Hillary Clinton’s tweet after her election loss letting girls know they are valuable with more than 1.25 million likes
"To all the little girls watching…never doubt that you are valuable and powerful & deserving of every chance & opportunity in the world."
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 9, 2016
No. 6: Michelle Obama letting American know being first lady was a huge honor to her, with more than 1.1 million likes
Being your First Lady has been the honor of a lifetime. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. -mo pic.twitter.com/pahEydkZ5Z
— First Lady- Archived (@FLOTUS44) January 19, 2017
No 7: J.K. Rowling’s tweet celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter, with more than 1.1 million likes
20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others. It's been wonderful. Thank you.#HarryPotter20
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 26, 2017
No. 8: Louis Tomlinson shouting out his love to Harry Styles, with more than 1 million likes
Always in my heart @Harry_Styles . Yours sincerely, Louis
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) October 2, 2011
No 9: Carter Wilkerson, who was trying to get free chicken nuggets for a year from Wendy’s, got nearly 1 million likes. And most importantly, Wendy’s promised him the free nuggets.
HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3
— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017
No. 10: Harry Styles birthday message about feeling 22, with nearly 1 million likes
I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22.
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) February 1, 2016
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