If you haven’t heard, the former president’s message of unity after the violence perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia has become the third most ‘liked’ tweet in history.
Not only that, it’s made scores of his supporters wish out loud that he was back in office.
Taking to Twitter after James Alex Fields Jr. drove a car into a crowd of anti-fascist/Neo-Nazis protesters, killing one, Obama chose to quote iconic South African leader Nelson Mandela:
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…”
“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
And now with over 2.2 million likes, the quote trails Ariana Grande’s tweet about the Manchester bombing (first) and Ellen DeGeneres’ iconic Bradley Cooper Oscars selfie (second) according to online service Favstar, which tracks Twitter and Twitter usage.
On top of his thoughts being shared by millions, a lot of people are mourning the fact that he is no longer the leader of the free world, reports The Independent.
One wrote: “We miss you. We are in hell. We didn’t vote for this monster! Please please help us. I know you’re respecting the office but the fate of the world – the world you live in too – is at stake!”
Another wrote: “This guy played a big role in USA, long live MR President.
“God bless you President Obama! Your legacy can never be erased because no trump or party can remove love & respect from hearts of people,” a third lamented.
On the other hand, President Donald Trump is still seething from being criticized for not initially condemning white supremacists as the source of the troubles in Charlottesville.