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People have rediscovered this old tweet by Jeremy Corbyn and it's the most adorable thing

He wants people to ‘like’ his fanpage.

SOCIAL MEDIA THIS past week has been mostly dominated by jokes about Theresa May’s disastrous decision to call a snap election.

The only person even coming close to rivalling that buzz has been Jeremy Corbyn:

General Election 2017 declaration Source: PA

Even this morning, his quotes on the Sunday breakfast chat shows are going viral

Tweet by @Matthew Champion Source: Matthew Champion/Twitter

But, amid all the election chaos, people have stumbled across a tweet from 2011 and it’s just about the best thing to come from the UK election:

In 2011, Jeremy Corbyn asked his followers on Twitter for Facebook likes in the most wholesome way

Tweet by @Jeremy Corbyn Source: Jeremy Corbyn/Twitter


Seeing it pop up on people’s timeline has been a joy

Tweet by @Caitlin Donnelly Source: Caitlin Donnelly/Twitter

Like an adorable relic from the past

So, so wholesome

Tweet by @Jake Source: Jake/Twitter

Getting that 1000th like was a turning point

Tweet by @Derrick O'Keefe Source: Derrick O'Keefe/Twitter

And now look at him

corbyn2 Source: @B_Wilde1

Look, it’s understandably made people emotional after a long week

hasmade Source: @shauna_

Tweet by @Dione Todd Source: Dione Todd/Twitter

There’s a definite sense of a relative who’s just getting the hang of Facebook

Tweet by @Randy Clapp Source: Randy Clapp/Twitter

And his supporters are only delighted how he’s gone from 999 to 1.2 million

Tweet by @Neil Hall Source: Neil Hall/Twitter

Tweet by @Ollie Source: Ollie/Twitter

Started from the bottom, now he’s here

Britain Election Source: Frank Augstein

And he finally pushed past that 999 like count on his “fanpage” <3

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