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

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

"Absolutely insane", Carter Wilkerson said during a FaceTime interview with 12 News' Bryan West.

United's account tweeted, "Hey ‪@carterjwm, congrats on your world record!"

The tweet comes from a teenager who boldly requested that the US fast food chain Wendy's give him a year's supply of chicken nuggets. He ate them and went to the owner and innocently asked him how many retweets he has to get to eat the nuggets for an entire year without paying anything. Of course, considering the amount of free publicity they got out of this, it's easy to say that Carter got ripped off big time, but to be fair, he got exactly what he asked for, so no one can really be too upset.

"It'd be pretty cool to put on my college applications that I'm the No. 1 retweeted tweet of all time", he told The New York Times.

The retweets began pouring in. Carter reached over a million retweets in just two days. The #nuggsforcarter movement was officially born.

A 16-year-old from Nevada's quest for a year's supply of chicken nuggets from U.S. burger chain Wendy's has broken Twitter's retweet record, usurping the star-studded Oscars selfie uploaded by Ellen DeGeneres in 2014. She invited the teen on her show last month to bribe him with a television and a year's supply of Ellen underwear.

She wasn't happy about losing her retweet crown - saying she would send Bradley Cooper to take back all the stuff she had gifted Carter.

In the end, Wendy's agreed to provide him with a year's worth of free nuggets and also made a 100,000 donation in Wilkerson's name, remarking "We didn't expect Carter's response, and we couldn't anticipate the overwhelming support he has received".



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