Teen's request for free Wendy's chicken nuggets breaks retweet record

Jay Jacobs
May 10, 2017

All this effort hasn't been in vain, though, as Wendy's has said that it's going to give him a year's worth of free nuggets even though the 18 million retweets goal hasn't been made.

The post, which read "Help me please". Now that everything was made official, Wendy's held up its end of the bargain, and also chose to award Carter the year's supply of chicken nuggets 15,000,000 retweets early. Thanks to you're help and support we were able to raise $100k for @DTFA and beat @TheEllenShow record!

Las Vegas teenager Carter Wilkerson took a more unorthodox approach.

His plea for retweets was shared almost 3 million times in less than a week, receiving attention from tech giants like Amazon, Microsoft and Google. But with 3.4m retweets, today it knocked Ellen DeGeneres' famous Oscars selfie off the top spot as the most retweeted tweet of all time. I worked really hard.

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As well as breaking the retweets record, Mr Wilkerson has also gained more than 100,000 followers on the social media site and had a custom emoji created in his honour alongside the hashtag #NuggsForCarter.

The news will come as a blow to former record holder Ellen DeGeneres. Even celebrities such as Aaron Paul and Victoria Secret model Martha Hunt, as well as big brands Microsoft, Amazon and Apple got in on the act, retweeting the plea until #nuggsforCarter was trending on Twitter. Wendy's tweeted back with "18 million".

It's an unbelievable thing that 3.4 million people could come together to support such a odd quest, as getting that many millions of people to agree on any one thing would seem an otherwise impossible task.

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