A post from Chadwick Boseman's official account announcing his death and honoring his legacy has become the most-liked tweet in Twitter history.
The tweet has currently been liked more than 7.5 million times.
https://t.co/aZ2JzDf5ai— Chadwick Boseman (@Chadwick Boseman)1598667110.0
Twitter confirmed the tweets record with a post from its official account.
Most liked Tweet ever. A tribute fit for a King. #WakandaForever https://t.co/lpyzmnIVoP— Twitter (@Twitter)1598733540.0
The tweet honoring Boseman surpassed a picture from Barack Obama he shared in 2017.
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..." https://t.co/InZ58zkoAm— Barack Obama (@Barack Obama)1502582769.0
Obama himself also offered his memories of Boseman, whose passing was a shock to many Americans.
Chadwick came to the White House to work with kids when he was playing Jackie Robinson. You could tell right away t… https://t.co/YZdYRPS3Kj— Barack Obama (@Barack Obama)1598711983.0
Only Chadwick could embody Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and T’Challa. He, too, knew what it meant to perseve… https://t.co/jBNA8BhqOA— Michelle Obama (@Michelle Obama)1598725714.0
Mr. Boseman leveled the playing field while fighting for his life... That’s heroism. I’ll remember the good times,… https://t.co/dhskXad2cE— Robert Downey Jr (@Robert Downey Jr)1598724796.0
Twitter users continue to rally behind the tweet, expressing their support to Boseman's friends and family.
Yes I will like and retweet EVERY @chadwickboseman tweet I see! My heart is 💔 with this. A true great is gone... https://t.co/iAtwPEwOkS— **Christine Michelle** (@**Christine Michelle**)1598675762.0
I definitely don't tweet much on personal issues but the loss of @chadwickboseman is one of the saddest losses we s… https://t.co/ruprfGlcvC— The arena of anarchy (@The arena of anarchy)1598692627.0
my heart goes out to Mrs. Boseman https://t.co/GfP3IrHk94— A Wealth Stan Account (@A Wealth Stan Account)1598673657.0
The number of likes on the tweet announcing his passing is a testament to the impact Boseman's performances had on people all over the world.
Chadwick Boseman last ever tweet. RIP 🙏 https://t.co/VuWMKHnwOn— Bryce Rodriguez 🧢🇺🇲🌊 (@Bryce Rodriguez 🧢🇺🇲🌊)1598667956.0
@chadwickboseman 2020 taking the wrong people away from us. Wakanda For Life ✊🏾❤ It was more than just a movie. I… https://t.co/xfURgMoaxQ— Vonte |BLM| (@Vonte |BLM|)1598668014.0
The actor will not be forgotten.
@chadwickboseman I find it difficult to click a like on this tweet nor to come to terms with the reality of him bei… https://t.co/4n1L63UovC— Wonder Astia (@Wonder Astia)1598698825.0
@chadwickboseman This video hits way different now. Chadwick Boseman was dealing with colon cancer throughout all o… https://t.co/4SDcWT0geK— chaz // chizzieee (@chaz // chizzieee)1598669790.0
Chadwick Boseman leaves behind a rich legacy of stories which will continue to make the world a better place for many years to come.