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

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As a result, Wilkerson's Twitter following has grown from 138 followers to more than 100,000.

Carter Wilkerson's attempt to get 18 million retweets in exchange for unlimited chicken nuggets from Wendy's for a year broke the record for most retweets ever.

On Tuesday, his message had been retweeted more than 3.4 million times, beating the record that Ellen set at the 2014 Oscars, when she posted an all-star selfie that included Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence.

At least he can eat his way through the loss.

Carter Wilkerson took a chance on the nuggets and it paid off. The chain responded "18 million" and thanks to the internet, Wilkerson was well on his way to reaching his goal. The guy got his nuggets, Wendy's got a bunch of free promotion, and the Dave Thomas Foundation will be able to do more good in the world.

It's official. Twitter has a new World Record for retweets, at least until Beyonce has her baby twins. Perhaps people just really, really like chicken nuggets. His #NuggsforCarter hashtag showed up on the back of the Wendy's NASCAR race vehicle.

"May I be the first to personally warn you if you cross Ellen DeGeneres, " Matt said. Thanks to DeGeneres' own counter campaign to keep the record, that old tweet has also slowly been retweeted over the past several weeks - just not at the rate Wilkerson's was. Now that Carter took the top spot, we don't want to know what comedienne is gonna do to him!

Wendy's replied by saying "18 million" and Wilkerson said, "Consider it done".

Unless you've been living under a rock over the past few months, you have probably seen a young man's appeal online for free nuggets. "Then, I came back with my talk show and became so popular they asked me to host the Oscars but I waited until they asked me to host the second time to finally make my move".