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Teen's Free Wendy's Nuggets Tweet Takes Retweet Crown

Teen's Free Wendy's Nuggets Tweet Takes Retweet Crown

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By    |   Tuesday, 09 May 2017 02:11 PM EDT

A teen’s "free Wendy’s nuggets" tweet surpassed Ellen DeGeneres’ memorable Oscars selfie for most retweets on Twitter.

Carter Wilkerson, 16, sent out a tweet on April 5, asking Wendy’s how many retweets he would need to get free chicken nuggets for a year, according to The New York Times.

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.

Wendy’s also said it would donate $100,000 in Wilkerson’s name to the Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption.

"You’ve more than earned our respect…and the nuggets," Kurt Kane, Wendy’s chief concept and marketing officer, said in a statement.

Prior to Wilkerson’s famous #NuggsforCarter stunt, DeGeneres’ tweet from the 2014 Oscars was sitting pretty at 3.4 million retweets, according to CBS News.

The talk show host was a good sport about losing her No. 1 spot to a high school junior, though.

DeGeneres had Wilkerson on her show last month, and he ended up leaving with a years’ worth of Ellen-branded undies and a TV.

At the time, Wilkerson hadn’t quite passed DeGeneres’ retweet count, and she warned him that if he did, then she’d be taking the gifts back.

Once Wilkerson reached more than 3.4 retweets, he sent DeGeneres a tweet, all in fun.


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