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

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What does it take to get free Wendy's chicken nuggets for a year?

Carter recently tweeted at Wendy's, the fast food chain, asking how many retweets he needs to receive a year supply of chicken nuggets and they replied 18 million.

Ellen filmed a short PSA with Bradley Cooper to help boost her numbers, but the publicity Wilkerson got from the appearance was enough to push him over the top.

He was rewarded for his efforts anyway. But in America, a country where anything is possible and cheeseburgers sometimes need three patties, Wilkerson followed his dreams anyway and made it past DeGeneres' 3.4 million. Apple, Google, Microsoft, T-Mobile and United were among the first, while stars like Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, CNN's Jake Tapper and electronic musician Zedd also got in on the action.

"We could not be more excited for Carter for having broken the record of the most Retweeted Tweet of all time".

As of post time, Carter's tweet, at 3,437,435, has 7K more retweets than Ellen Degeneres' Oscar selfie, the previous record-holder, which went viral in 2014.

Last week Wilkerson explained to us his love of Wendy's chicken nuggets. But getting that kind of traction is extremely hard for the non-celebrities among us.

"If somehow you pass me Carter, I will come to your house, I will take that TV back, I will take the underwear back and do more, she said. I don't know if it was a metaphor or literal", Wilkerson said with a laugh. As of Tuesday afternoon, he had 2.5 million retweets. Guinness World Records' official Twitter account tweeted a congratulatory message to Wilkerson for topping that record.

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