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

Carter Wilkerson is approaching top retweet of all time

Carter Wilkerson is approaching top retweet of all time

A Nevada teenager was awarded Wendy's chicken nuggets for a year after breaking Twitter's all-time record for retweets.

The 16-year-old high school student from Nevada asked the fast food chain how many retweets his tweet would need to get in order to have free nuggets for a year.

And even though Wilkerson didn't quite hit the 18 million mark, Wendy's made a decision to go ahead and give him the free nuggets for a year.

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"Consider it done", replied Wilkerson, despite having only 150 Twitter followers at the time.

He then tweeted the conversation with Wendy's with the caption: 'HELP ME PLEASE.

A man will have his nuggs. Improbably, his tweet has been getting all sorts of attention since then, and it's finally come to this: Today, Wilkerson's tweet surpassed Ellen Degeneres' famous Oscars selfie as the most retweeted tweet of all time, now sitting at over 3.4 million retweets.

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Wendy's says Carter has earned the nuggets despite not hitting the 18 million mark.

"Consider it done", Carter said. Thanks to you're help and support we were able to raise $100k for @DTFA and beat @TheEllenShow record! 'Now let's get to 18 mil!' Even celebrities such as Aaron Paul and Victoria Secret model Martha Hunt, as well as big brands Microsoft, Amazon and Apple got in on the act, retweeting the plea until #nuggsforCarter was trending on Twitter. A post about chicken nuggets is now the most retweeted tweet ever. The third most retweeted tweet is from One Direction member Louis Tomlinson to his band mate.

Even DeGeneres herself got in on the action, inviting him to appear on The Ellen Show in mid-April.

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Carter Wilkerson has seen his popularity on the social media site spike.

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