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

Katie RamirezMay 12, 2017

Wendy's has now supplied him with a gift card for a year's worth of nuggets and made a 100,000-dollar donation to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a charity Mr Wilkerson supports and which finds homes for children in foster care.

The teen was told by Wendy's that it would take 18 million tweets, and though the teen did not reach Wendy's goal, he got over 3.5 million retweets on Twitter.

United Airlines was one of those major brands. They even took a selfie together in an effort to tie for first place.

Despite thousands of replies to the April tweet that were critical of United, the airline's social media account still seemed to think it was a good idea to follow up on the tweet this week.

After the interaction, Carter posted the conversation on Twitter and proceeded to make his appeal on the Internet.

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On Wednesday, Carter and Wendy's both celebrated their joint accomplishment on social media. Twitter confirmed the record to The Associated Press on Tuesday, saying #NuggsForCarter has become "the most retweeted tweet of all time". Wilkerson successfully surpassed DeGeneres' tweet which has been retweeted over 3,430,249 times.

Carter may not have been able to get 18 million retweets but he did break Ellen DeGeneres's Oscar selfie retweet record.

"We did it guys!" "Now let's get 18mil!", he wrote. Even Nevada Governor Sandoval retweeted Carter's appeal.

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

However, before you rush to start their own #nuggs campaign, Wendy's has some bad news for you: 'We've learned our lessons on making those deals'.

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