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Obama On Charlottesville Is Most-Liked Tweet In History (Photo)

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Former President Barack Obama's tweet in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend is now the most-liked post in the history of Twitter.

On Aug. 12, hours after a man plowed his car into a group of people protesting a white nationalist rally, Obama tweeted a quote from Nelson Mandela's autobiography, "Long Walk to Freedom."

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion," he wrote. "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."

Alongside the tweet was an image of Obama looking into a window at an ethnically diverse group of children.

Obama's tweet has received over 3 million likes, which is a new record.

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The previous record was held by pop singer Ariana Grande, who tweeted her thoughts following the deadly suicide bombing at her concert in Manchester in May.

"Broken," she wrote, according to CNBC. "From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don't have words."

Grande's tweet was liked about 2.7 million times.

Rounding out the top three is Ellen DeGeneres' Academy Awards selfie, which included movie stars such as Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence.

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Sources: Barack Obama/Twitter, CNBC / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: Barack Obama/Twitter, Twitter via E! News

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