Plea for year of free Wendy’s chicken nuggets becomes most retweeted ever

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RENO, Nev. — A Twitter plea from a Nevada teen for a year of free chicken nuggets from Wendy’s is now the most retweeted post of all time.

Carter Wilkerson asked the fast food chain on Twitter last month how many retweets it would take for him to get free nuggets for a year. Wendy’s replied, “18 million.”

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Twitter confirmed the record to The Associated Press on Tuesday. Wilkerson’s screenshot of the exchange has moved past Ellen DeGeneres’ viral tweet from the 2014 Oscars on Tuesday with more than 3.4 million retweets.

 

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— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017

She gave him a year’s worth of Ellen-branded underwear and a television, but threatened to take the gifts back if he passed her. Wilkerson appeared on DeGeneres’ show last month.

Wendy’s says Wilkerson has earned the nuggets despite not hitting the 18 million mark.

HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3

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