"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
The tweet, posted late Saturday, was the first in a series of three quoting former South African President Nelson Mandela.
The tweet has now garnered over more than 4 million likes, surpassing a tweet that Ariana Grande posted earlier this year following a terrorist attack at her concert in Manchester, England.
A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to Mashable that Obama’s tweet is now the most liked in the site’s history. The tweet is currently the fifth most retweeted as well, according to Favstar, a website that tracks Twitter metrics.
Mr. Obama’s supporters are often grateful for his emotional responses to moments of national tragedy.