140 Characters of Fame: The Most Liked Tweets Ever

It doesn’t take a long story to become popular on Twitter. Short news, reports, wishes, or announcements fit in well, and if they resonate with what people feel, they harvest millions of reactions. Now, let’s take a look at the most popular tweets in history and at their authors (as for November 2021).

Chadwick Boseman

Or rather Chadwick Boseman’s family, because this tweet was posted right after his untimely demise. While most comments show grief and appreciation for the actor’s talent, some are just inappropriate jokes.

Barack Obama

The most popular American politician on Twitter left a tweet that really deserves attention, even though his tenure is long over (looking at someone who’s not on Twitter anymore, see?) Another one was posted long after again, after the accident that took Koby Bryant’s life.

Andy Milonakis

A popular streamer and actor congratulated the astronauts who set off on May 30, just when the lockdowns and the COVID-19 hysteria were on their highest. That’s a good example of a COVID-19-related joke that doesn’t even mention the subject.

Macaulay Culkin

What can make a former star kid famous again? Just one tweet with a good dose of self-irony. Yes, it does make you feel old to realize this kid from Home Alone is now forty (forty-one, to be exact). But his wit remains young and stingy.


We decided not to differentiate between tweets by various BTS members, because they use a joint account as a band. The most popular K-pop act has 19 out of 30 most popular tweets now, posted by various members – mostly Jungkook and V, but also Jimin, Suga, Jin, J-Hope, and RM. It’s not necessarily a message to the fans or a new song announce: just a selfie of an idol is enough to make it to Top 30.


It’s always great to know that someone has overcome cancer. Melaneee is indeed only famous for her long fight with cancer, but this victory deserves to be well celebrated.


It’s enough to say hello to everyone if you are the host of the party. So it happened with a tweet by the official account of Twitter itself.


And which of these tweets made you react? Or maybe there were other popular tweets that you consider worth mentioning? What do you think about persons that could have made it to this list? Let’s discuss it in the comments!

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