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

Posted May 12, 2017

Carter tweeted a screenshot of the exchange and pinned it to the top of his feed with the caption "HELP ME PLEASE".

Based on a report by Mashable, Ellen Degeneres, who invited Carter to her show to discuss his crusade for nuggets also to invite viewers to continue to retweet Carter and her tweets to reach the 18 million mark.

Wilkerson's tweet broke the record for retweeted tweet made by the famous talkshow star Ellen DeGeneres in 2014 for her famous Oscar selfie, which engaged 3.42 millions retweets. The response from Wendy's was simple and to the point: "18 million".

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United Airlines is finding that it's not so easy to rebound after its recent bout of bad press, and even attempting to piggyback on an uplifting viral news story only digs them deeper into the hole they've found themselves in. That bump came after the TV host tried to hold on to her old record by proposing whoever retweeted the teen's tweet also retweet her picture.

Some people on Twitter made jokes like "it's a trap", and, "Can't wait to see you get dragged out of the plane with a bag full of #nuggz".

Give it up to Carter; the teen that tweeted Wendy's and asked how many retweets it would take to get free nuggets for life.

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"We did it guys!"

Good luck and awesome job, Carter! "Now let's get 18mil!", he wrote.

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

Earlier this week, 16-year-old Carter Wilkerson achieved social media fame with the most retweeted tweet in history.

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

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