Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record

Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record

Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record

Carter Wilkerson likes his nuggs.

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.

The teen then shared a screengrab of the conversation and shared it in another tweet, saying: "HELP ME PLEASE".

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Carter Wilkerson, the kid who asked the world to retweet him on his quest to get free Wendy's nuggets for a year, officially has the most retweeted tweet of all time!

Even though the needed amount was a seemingly impossible 18 million retweets, Wendy's said they would honor the boy's wishes anyway after he surprisingly racked up over 3.43 million retweets.

Nor did he likely expect to unseat DeGeneres' tweet of a star-studded selfie from the 2014 Oscars, which previously held the record for the most retweets. Wilkerson is now followed by 108,000 Twitter users. And, boy, did the internet answer.

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Plus, Carter and Ellen take a selfie together to campaign for more retweets. Brands such as Microsoft, Hollister, and Amazon got on board, supporting Carter's endeavor, and celebrities and public figures such as Kathy Griffin, Busy Phillips, and Jake Tapper followed suit, sharing his story on the social platform. Just the most retweeted tweet in history. He's at a minuscule record-breaking 3.4 million - in a month.

Wendy's reply was simple "18 million". How's that for a win-win situation?

The teen viral sensation seems committed to using his new-found fame for good, continuing to raise money for the Dave Thomas Foundation.

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