A tweet by One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson to his bandmate Harry Styles has now become the second most-retweeted tweet in Twitter’s history, despite being posted more than three years ago.
“Always in my heart @Harry_Styles . Yours sincerely, Louis,” tweeted Tomlinson on October 2nd, 2011, and that missive has now been shared on Twitter more than 774,000 times.
Always in my heart @Harry_Styles . Yours sincerely, Louis
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) October 2, 2011
However, that figure, impressive as it is, remains a long way behind Twitter’s most retweeted tweet, which was the Oscar selfie posted by Ellen Degeneres during the Academy Awards in March of last year.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
Tomlinson moves above President Barack Obama, whose “Four more years” tweet in November 2012 occupied Twitter’s top spot until being passed by Ellen.
Four more years. pic.twitter.com/bAJE6Vom
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2012