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Obama's Tweet For Unity Becomes Most-Liked Of All Time

It's official –– the most-liked tweet in the history of Twitter belongs to former President Barack Obama. 

In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Obama pushed a message of unity. 

Quoting Nelson Mandela, Obama tweeted, "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his 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." 

The message was split into a series of tweets, but by Wednesday morning, one garnered more than 3 million likes. 

That now makes Ariana Grande's message after the Manchester concert attack the second-most liked tweet of all time with over 2.7 million likes.

And with 2.4 million likes, Ellen DeGeneres' celebrity-crammed selfie at the 2014 Oscars takes third place.   

SEE MORE: Two Days After Charlottesville, Teenager Vandalizes Holocaust Memorial

Obama's message may be the most-liked, but it still has a way to go to become the most retweeted

In case you were wondering, that title belongs to a teenager who asked Wendy's for free chicken nuggets.

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