Quest For Free Chicken Nuggets Inspires Twitter's Most Retweeted Tweet

Carter Wilkerson is approaching top retweet of all time

Carter Wilkerson is approaching top retweet of all time

Some kid jokingly aiming for free chicken nuggets for a year from Wendy's was just the kind of thing you figured would be in and out of the zeitgeist like so many viral promposals.

In April, Carter Wilkerson asked fast food chain Wendy's how many retweets he needed for a year's worth of free chicken nuggets.

Wendy's answered the 16-year-old's hungry request with a hefty challenge: 18 million retweets.

Admittedly, Wilkerson's response, "consider it done", hasn't reached that particular goal yet.

He then tweeted the conversation with Wendy's with the caption: 'HELP ME PLEASE. "A man needs his nuggs".


The record for the most retweeted tweet ever was previously held by Ellen's famous Oscar selfie which packed so much star power in a selfie that it was unbelievable.

Carter hasn't quite hit 18 million retweets yet. This week, Wilkerson finally surpassed Ellen, and the Guinness Book of World Records acknowledged that he was the lone champion of retweets. "That's good for the nuggets and good for a $100k donation to [the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.] Consider it done". The appeal got support from Microsoft as well which retweeted his tweet from its official Twitter handle. The third most retweeted tweet is from One Direction member Louis Tomlinson to his band mate.

Twitter gave Wilkerson's account the highly coveted blue verified badge. DTFA helps children in foster care find homes.

There's further evidence that social media and participation trophies are clearly ruining entire generations after a teen was rewarded with chicken nuggets despite falling well short of expectations.

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