Teen wins game of chicken on Twitter: Plea for free Wendy’s nuggets breaks Ellen’s record for retweets

Teen wins game of chicken on Twitter: Plea for free Wendy’s nuggets breaks Ellen’s record for retweets

Wendy’s chicken nuggets are formally extra appetizing than a photograph containing Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper and extra stars.

A Reno, Nev., teenager’s plea for free meals from the chain has change into probably the most retweeted tweet of all time, eclipsing the famous celeb-packed image that Ellen DeGeneres shared on the Academy Awards in 2014.

Carter Wilkerson, 16, reached 3.441 million retweets on Tuesday morning to move DeGeneres’ record of 3.430 million.

The unique tweet that began the social media backwards and forwards got here simply final month, when Wilkerson directed a random query on the official Wendy’s account.

Yo @Wendys what number of retweets for a 12 months of free chicken nuggets?

— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017

Wendy’s replied by saying “18 million” and Wilkerson stated, “Contemplate it completed.”


— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017

For the subsequent a number of weeks, Wilkerson’s feed is loaded with promotional appearances and media shout-outs, together with a visit to “The Ellen DeGeneres Present.” His #NuggsforCarter hashtag confirmed up on the again of the Wendy’s NASCAR race automotive.

On Tuesday, historical past was made and Wendy’s got here by with a $100,000 donation to the Dave Thomas Basis for Adoption. The Guinness World Information and Twitter additionally weighed in on the historic achievement.

.@carterjwm is now probably the most retweeted tweet of all-time. That’s good for the nuggets, and $100k to @DTFA. Contemplate it completed. #nuggsforcarter

— Wendy’s (@Wendys) May 9, 2017

We did it guys! Due to you are assist and help we have been capable of elevate $100k for @DTFA and beat @TheEllenShow record! Now let’s get 18mil!

— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) May 9, 2017

Congratulations to @carterjwm who simply broke @TheEllenShow‘s record for most retweeted tweet on @Twitter #NuggsForCarter

— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) May 9, 2017

As a result of kale couldn’t have set the record for Retweets.

Congrats, @carterjwm. #nuggsforcarter

— Twitter (@Twitter) May 9, 2017

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