Climate change activist Greta Thunberg met human rights activist Malala Yousafzai at Oxford University on Tuesday, 25 February. Shortly after being uploaded on social media, photos of their first meeting went viral, with celebrities, public figures, and other Twitter users hailing the two 'sheroes' or she-heroes.
Malala tweeted a photo of the two, captioned 'she’s the only friend I’d skip school for.'
She’s the only friend I’d skip school for. pic.twitter.com/uP0vwF2U3K— Malala (@Malala) February 25, 2020
Later, Greta, too, uploaded a similar photo, calling Malala her 'role model'.
Greta's Oxford Visit
Alan Rusbridger, the principal of Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford, tweeted photos of Greta's visit to the institute, saying that he was honoured to host her.
Greta interacted with students, talking about various issues including science, voting, and the limits of protest, Rusbridger added.
Honoured to host @gretathunberg at @lmhoxford today. grateful she found time to talk to some of our students about science, voting, the limits of protest, divestment, real zero v net zero, and much more pic.twitter.com/FjcNEQDTci— alan rusbridger (@arusbridger) February 25, 2020
Malala is a student at Lady Margaret Hall, where the Nobel prize winner studies philosophy, politics and economics. The two activists, who have both been outspoken about their causes since a very young age, were meeting for the first time.
Social Media Gushes Over 'Sheroes'
Pictures of the visit, specially the ones uploaded by the two with their captions, immediately went viral.
Varies celebrities, including former First Lady Michelle Obama, actress Elizabath Banks and Malala’s father Ziauddin Yousafzai responded to and retweeted the photos.
This brings a smile to my face and a warmth to my heart. More power to you girls. https://t.co/brVENp4r5B— Ziauddin Yousafzai (@ZiauddinY) February 25, 2020
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