This guy broke a Twitter record with his love for chicken nuggets

Carter Wilkerson is approaching top retweet of all time

In April, Carter Wilkerson asked Wendy's how many retweets he'd need to get free chicken nuggets for a year. Wendy's reply was simple - 18 million. The fast-food chain told him 18 million, and Wilkerson told them to "Consider it done".

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.

The guy got his nuggets, Wendy's got a bunch of free promotion, and the Dave Thomas Foundation will be able to do more good in the world. "So Carter.... "Consider it done" on our end - you've more than earned our respect...and the nuggets", writes Kurt Kane, chief marketing officer for Wendy's, in a statement.

"Wendy's leveraged the unique conversation that happens only on Twitter into national prominence for their brand, creating a call for Retweets that inspired unprecedented engagement".




The news will come as a blow to former record holder Ellen DeGeneres. I worked so hard to set that record'.

Sixteen-year-old Carter Wilkerson of Reno talks with lawmakers about how his tweet led to an effort to raise money for an adoption foundation, April 28, 2017.

And on Tuesday, the teen surpassed the TV host and Wendy's has made good on their part of the deal, donating the $100,000 to the charity, as well as rewarding Carter with his well-earned nuggs.

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. His tweet was shared more than 3,470,000 times.

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