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

'Consider it done, ' the undaunted high school student had replied. "At first, I didn't even expect them to respond", the teen said of Wendy's. Thanks to you're help and support we were able to raise $100k for @DTFA and beat @TheEllenShow record!

"I want to give back", Wilkerson told Twitter. But for whatever reason, the internet latched onto Carter's quest, #NuggsForCarter, and within weeks of the original tweet, the kid was staring down seven figures in retweets.

With the 3.42 million retweets, the tweet surpassed a selfie taken by Ellen DeGeneres when she was hosting the Oscars in 2014.

Along the way, some celebrities have gotten involved - Ellen even had Carter on her show to talk about his efforts to get #nuggsforcarter. "That holds the record and you're trying to pass me up", DeGeneres asked Wilkerson. Wendy's pledged to donate $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption if Wilkerson's tweet broke the record. A post about chicken nuggets is now the most retweeted tweet ever.

But that number didn't deter Wilkerson; rather, Wendy's challenge lit a fire under him - and, basically, all of Twitter.

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United even offered to fly Carter to any Wendy's around the world if he hit 18 million while Hunt promised to take him for ice cream.

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.

However, before you rush to start their own #nuggs campaign, Wendy's has some bad news for you.

Meanwhile Carter has no plans to stop his campaign, pledging to try and get to 18 million.

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