In the world of social media, Twitter has become a platform where people can express their thoughts, share their opinions, and connect with others. Over the years, Twitter has witnessed some of the most iconic and influential moments that have sparked conversations, sparked movements, and even changed the course of history.
From celebrity endorsements to political statements, the top 10 most-liked tweets of all time are a testament to the power of social media and the impact it can have on our lives. These tweets have not only garnered millions of likes but have also left an indelible mark on our collective consciousness. In this article, we will take a closer look at these 10 tweets and the stories behind them. So, sit back, relax, and get ready to delve into the world of Twitter and its most-liked tweets of all time.
- Chadwick Boseman – 6.9 Million Likes
The most liked tweets of all time have been from American actor Chadwick Boseman’s account. This tweet announced the death of the beloved actor, who passed away in August 2020 after a private battle with colon cancer.
The tweet was posted on August 28, 2020, by his family and became the most-liked tweet in the history of Twitter within 24 hours of its being posted and was the most-liked tweet of 2020.
- Elon Musk – 4.6 Million Likes
On April 27, 2022, following his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter a few days prior to the date of this tweet, Elon Musk jokingly announced that he would also purchase Coca-Cola to restore the cocaine; tweets have gone viral with 4.6 million users liking it while 690K users retweeted it.
Next I’m buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 28, 2022
- Greta Thunberg – 3.9 Million Likes
In this tweet, Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg tweeted this in response to British-American internet personality Andrew Tate, who posted a tweet taunting her with the emissions of his car collection. The tweet was posted on December 28, 2022, and 3.9 million users like this tweet.
- Barack Obama – 3.9 Million Likes
This tweet from former U.S. President Barack Obama, quoting a passage from Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, in response to the 2017 Charlottesville attack. The accompanying picture, taken in 2011 by former White House photographer Pete Souza, shows Obama visiting a daycare center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Tweet was posted on August 12, 2017, and within four days later, Twitter publicly confirmed that it had become the most-liked tweet on the platform ever, with over 3.3 million likes at the time of announcement.
"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
- Joe Biden – 3.8 Million Likes
This tweet from President Joe Biden on the day of his inauguration as the 46th president of the United States. According to Twitter’s year-end review, it was the most-liked tweet of 2021. On January 20, 2021, he tweet ‘It’s a new day in America’ on the platform, and more than 3.8 million users liked and 103K users retweeted it.
It’s a new day in America.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 20, 2021
- Barack Obama – 3.6 Million Likes
Barack Obama wrote this tweet in tribute to American basketball player Kobe Bryant after news of his and his daughter Gianna’s deaths in a helicopter crash surfaced.
On January 26, 2020, he tweeted on the platform and it was the second most-liked tweet of 2020.
Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 26, 2020
- Greta Thunberg – 3.5 Million Likes
After Andrew Tate’s arrest in Romania, a rumor began to circulate that suggested his arrest was related to a video he had posted taunting Thunberg. The rumor was fueled by speculation that a Romanian pizzeria’s pizza box visible in the video indicated that Tate was in the country at the time. However, this rumor was subsequently debunked.
this is what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) December 30, 2022
- Andy Milonakis – 3.4 Million Likes
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the George Floyd protests, American comedian Andy Milonakis shared a tweet in response to SpaceX’s launch of Crew Dragon Demo-2 on May 30, 2020. Despite the gravity of the global situation, Milonakis’s tweet managed to capture the attention of Twitter users and quickly became one of the most-liked tweets of the year. In fact, according to Twitter’s year-end review, the tweet ranked as the third most-liked tweet of 2020.
Congratulations to the Astronauts that left Earth today. Good choice— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) May 30, 2020
- Elon Musk – 3.1 Million Likes
Elon Musk posted this tweet ahead of the Twitter board unanimously accepting his buyout deal. On April 25, 2022, he tweet ‘I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means’ and the tweed was liked by 3.1 users.
I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2022
- Twitter – 3.1 Million Likes
Amid a global outage that affected Facebook, Inc.-owned social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, Twitter shared a tweet that captured the attention of users worldwide. As a result, Twitter’s tweet became the third most-liked tweet of 2021, according to Twitter’s year-end review.
hello literally everyone— Twitter (@Twitter) October 4, 2021
In conclusion, the world of Twitter has seen some of the most viral moments in recent history, and the top 10 most-liked tweets of all time stand as a testament to this fact. From poignant messages of hope and unity to quirky one-liners, these tweets have captured the hearts and minds of millions of users across the globe. The tweets represent a wide range of voices, from famous figures such as former US President Barack Obama and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk to young climate activist Greta Thunberg. Together, they offer a snapshot of the events and sentiments that have shaped our world in recent years, and they serve as a reminder of the power of social media to connect and inspire us all.