Carter Wilkerson Breaks Record To Have The Most Retweeted Tweet ( A Whooping 3.6million+ RT's) Because Of Chicken


It all started with a simple Tweet.

He's surpassed the Ellen Show's 3.4million RT's and the hilarious part of the whole thing is that the tweet went viral because he asked for free chicken nuggets.

Wendy's the fast food restaurant replied saying He should get 18 million retweets to get the Nuggets.

When he sent the tweet on April 5, he thought it might be a fun joke for his friends. He had never gotten up to 10 retweets on a single tweet before, he said, so topping that would be kind of cool.

There’s no way Wendy’s would actually give him free chicken nuggets, he thought.

According to NY Times, when the tweet passed just over 3.43 million retweets, Wendy’s said it would indeed give him free chicken nuggets for a year, even though he remained far from the 18 million retweets the restaurant’s cheeky Twitter  account had originally said he would need for the free nuggets. The company also said it would donate $100,000 in his name to the Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption.

“You’ve more than earned our respect ... and the nuggets,” Kurt Kane, chief concept and marketing officer for The Wendy’s Company, said in a statement.

In an interview on Monday, when he was 3,600 retweets behind Ms. DeGeneres, Mr. Wilkerson described a world turned upside down as he prepared for AP tests, considered college applications and took his girlfriend to the prom. In his school’s hallways and at the mall, he heard over and over: “Hey, it’s Nugget Kid!”

“I think they’re all pretty jealous,” he said of his classmates. “Who doesn’t want to be the Nugget Kid?”

The trappings of notoriety aside, he quickly realized that “when you gain internet fame, it’s important to use it for good,” he said.

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