(The Root) — For Michael Jackson’s fans, it’s hard to believe that the music great has been gone for five years.
Today was not for mourning, though. MJ fans, celebrities included, took to the Internet to remember the legend. On Twitter, folks tweeted their favorite songs and pictures and sent well wishes into the universe.
The website birthday.michaeljackson.com is mapping by geographic location all the birthday wishes people are sending via photo and video on Instagram. Go here to see people’s messages via the map, and check out some of Twitter’s best wishes below.
Michael Jackson was born 55 years ago today in Gary, IN. This 1978 pic was taken at his brother Jackie’s house. pic.twitter.com/ITp4ubQIje
— VintageBlackGlamour (@VintageBlkGlam) August 29, 2013
BUTTERFLIES will ALWAYS BE! I’m one of the chosen ones! I spent time & worked with THE GREATEST! MICHAEL JACKSON changed my life FOREVER
— MARSHA AMBROSIUS © (@MarshaAmbrosius) August 29, 2013
Michael Jackson would’ve turned 55 today. Here he is with Bo Jackson in 1989: pic.twitter.com/mwWzV6ISwE
— Andy Gray (@si_vault) August 29, 2013
Happy birthday to Michael Jackson, the forever shining star.
— Dwayne Rodgers (@DiggsWayne) August 29, 2013
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) August 29, 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE KING OF POP. “MICHAEL JACKSON”. He would have been 55 on this born on date. Ck him out here… http://t.co/UECErxfVW5