With Donald Trump about to lead a divided nation of civil unrest, now it’s more important than ever to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Monday, celebrities and politicians paid tribute to the civil rights leader’s holiday on Twitter with messages saluting his legacy.
Of course, some politicians pointed out the hypocrisy in other politicians honoring Dr. King while promoting hate, fear, and everything he was against (*COUGH* the President-elect *COUGH*).
Either way, we all need to feel the love today. So, ch-ch-check out the celebratory celeb tweets (below)!!!
Fave photo of Dr. King. Fresh. With the future in front of him. Trying to embrace the future in front of me with his rigor + focus. #MLKDAY pic.twitter.com/J0YKs4fwKi
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ava DuVernay (@ava) January 16, 2017
And on this MLK day, take a moment to appreciate how far we have come as a nation and those that got us here.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) January 16, 2017
‘I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.’ – Martin Luther King, Jr.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) January 16, 2017
Remembering the words of one of our nation’s greatest heroes, and celebrating this day in his honor. #MartinLutherKingJr #MLKDAY pic.twitter.com/INcFUf8MU0
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 16, 2017
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.” #MLKDAY pic.twitter.com/EjMwAch31P
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Tim McGraw (@TheTimMcGraw) January 16, 2017
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 16, 2017
And, just for LOLz…
Celebrate Martin Luther King Day and all of the many wonderful things that he stood for. Honor him for being the great man that he was!
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 16, 2017
Honored to stop by Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial with my family & @SenatorTimScott. “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” pic.twitter.com/8LPnFJy8LY
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Mike Pence (@mike_pence) January 16, 2017
[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/W. Wade/Joseph Marzullo/WENN.]