Likes in notifications

Is there a reason why likes appear in notifications? There’s no way to interact with them and in my opinion they only clutter the page so it’s harder to see the important things: comments. I think it’s great to have comments in notifications because that’s where I usually go to reply to them but likes are useless to me in that regard.

I don’t mind having likes in general, but I don’t need to see them in my notifications.