Monday, 24 July, 2017

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

Carter Wilkerson is approaching top retweet of all time Carter Wilkerson is approaching top retweet of all time
Elaine Woods | 10 May, 2017, 03:49

Despite being significantly under the initial 18 million retweet goal, the fast food chain has granted Wilkerson his holy grail: a year's worth of free nuggets.

Of course, Wendy's original target of 18,000,000 seemed absolutely absurd.

"Consider it done", replied Wilkerson, despite having only 150 Twitter followers at the time.

A Nevada teen ousted Ellen Degeneres for the most retweeted tweet of all time.

DeGeneres" tweet heard "round the world features a menagerie of celebrities, and until now, was the reigning juggernaut of twitter with 3.43M retweets. "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. "That holds the record and you're trying to pass me up", DeGeneres asked Wilkerson. Wendy's also pledged to give $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. I worked really hard.

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It's not every day when someone breaks the all-time record for the most retweets on Twitter while also managing to save America's foster children.

She embraced the mock competition and invited Wilkerson on her show in mid-April to provide him with gifts she jokingly said she'd take back if Wilkerson's tweet surpassed hers, according to Business Insider.

"Honestly, I just want chicken nuggets", Wilkerson admitted, shrugging sheepishly.

Last month, you couldn't open Twitter without someone in your feed retweeting Carter's dream into your line of sight.

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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