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Teen wins Wendy's nuggets for a year by breaking all-time retweet record

Teen wins Wendy's nuggets for a year by breaking all-time retweet record

On Tuesday, his message had been retweeted more than 3.4 million times, beating the record that Degeneres racked up at the 2014 Oscars, when she posted a selfie with a gaggle of film stars that included Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and Brad Pitt. Keeping the nuggets aside, the boy recorded his name in Guinness Book of World Records by gaining 34,30,500 retweets.

Carter Wilkerson's attempt to win a year's supply of his favourite food - chicken nuggets - broke Ellen DeGeneres' record when he passed 3,430,249 retweets on Tuesday.

United's account tweeted, "Hey ‪@carterjwm, congrats on your world record!" The restaurant chain set the bar ridiculously high: 18 million.

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Carter asked how many retweets to get 12 months of free nuggets to which Wendy's replied 18 million.

Carter never got to 18 million, but Wendy's, knowing a good PR moment when they see it, chose to give him a year's worth of free nuggets anyway.

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

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In addition to the nuggets, Wendy's is also giving a donation of $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

Carter posted the screenshot of the tweet exchange to rally Twitter with a war cry, "HELP ME PLEASE".

'We did it guys!' the 16-year-old wrote on Twitter. We love Twitter because it lets us talk with people in real and fun ways, and they have been loving us back as a result.' Kurt Kane Chief Concept and Marketing Officer, The Wendy's Company. What he may not have known was that his inquiry would become the most retweeted tweet of all time.

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


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