The 10 most liked tweets of all time are dominated by US politicians, and include six by former US President Barack Obama.
The list — which also includes Ariana Grande’s tweet following the Manchester terrorist attack in May and Ellen DeGeneres’ famous “best photo ever” taken at the 2014 Oscars — was assembled by “Twop Blog” in a Medium post.
Obama’s tweet about racism following the violence in Charlottesville on Saturday has also become the most-liked tweet with over 3 million likes on Twitter.
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion…” the former president wrote, with a picture of young children of different ethnicities.
The top 10 also features former Democrat candidate for president Hillary Clinton with a message to her supporters after Donald Trump beat her to become president in November 2016.
Despite being a prolific Twitter user US President Donald Trump does not feature in the list.
Twitter introduced “likes” in November 2015 to replace “favourites” and nine of the top 10 tweets have been posted since 2016.
The top 10 are as follows:
1. Barack Obama following the Charlottesville protests.
2. Ariana Grande after the Manchester bombing at her concert in June.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
3. Ellen DeGeneres at the 2014 Oscars.
4. Barack Obama tweeted this after John McCain was diagnosed with cancer.
John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I’ve ever known. Cancer doesn’t know what it’s up against. Give it hell, John.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 20, 2017
5. Barack Obama’s first message on his own Twitter account since leaving the White House.
Hi everybody! Back to the original handle. Is this thing still on? Michelle and I are off on a quick vacation, then we’ll get back to work.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 20, 2017
6. Barack Obama thanking his supporters at the end of his time as president.
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
7. Barack Obama tweeted his final message as the 44th president of the US.
It’s been the honour of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man.
— President Obama (@POTUS44) January 20, 2017
8. Linkin Park tweeted this image after the death of lead singer Chester Bennington in June.
9. Barack Obama celebrated his first Father’s Day as an ordinary citizen for 8 years.
Of all that I’ve done in my life, I’m most proud to be Sasha and Malia’s dad. To all those lucky enough to be a dad, Happy Father’s Day! https://t.co/ya1YAJignC
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 18, 2017
10. Hillary Clinton following her election defeat to Donald Trump in November 2016.
“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
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