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Teen hungry for Wendy’s chicken nuggets breaks Ellen’s record for most retweets ever

Carter Wilkerson, the teen who took up fast food chain Wendy’s challenge to get 18 million retweets for a year’s supply of free chicken nuggets has broken Ellen DeGeneres’ record.

more lifestyle Updated: May 09, 2017 20:58 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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On April 5, Carter Wilkerson what it would take for a man to get free chicken nuggets.

American teen Carter Wilkerson’s tweet in which he asked fast food chain Wendy’s for a year’s supply of chicken nuggets has become the most retweeted tweet ever. He dethroned TV host Ellen DegGeneres’ famous Oscars selfie from 2014.

On April 5, Wilkerson tweeted at Wendy’s and asked them how many retweets were needed for a year of free chicken nuggets.

Wendy’s asked for “18 million” retweets. Wilkerson replied “Consider it done” and posted the screenshot of this conversation with “Help me please, a man needs his nuggs” to ask for retweets.

Wilkerson’s campaign to get the free nuggets was backed by major brands like Apple Music, Google, and Microsoft. Twitter even granted the Nevada teen a verified account.

Ellen’s previous record-holding tweet had 3.4 million RTs. Carter’s tweet on Tuesday broke that record, which was confirmed by none other than Wendy’s official handle. They also had some good news for him.

The nuggets, if he still wants them, are his.

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First Published: May 09, 2017 20:14 IST