However, it will not help if there's only one post that has multiple reactions. Then there's the like button, which can break the invisible logic and have other reposters hitting the Like button on your post.
Turning off "x likes" sounds like clutter. A fake one (i.e. an action that does not really happen) is not; faking one wishes not to be used that way can be friendly too.
Ghosted Like button
The like button is 6add127376 ysaher