UPDATE: Nevada teen breaks Twitter record, get free nuggets
It started as a joke. Now, it has become the most retweeted Tweet ever posted on Twitter. And yes, Carter gets his nuggets.
Over a month ago, Nevada teenager Carter Wilkerson decided to post a challenge on Twitter to get the most retweets in order to receive a lifetime supply of chicken nuggets from fast food chain Wendy's.
The previous record, 3.4 million, was held by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres featuring a star-studded selfie with photo bombs from Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and others.
In celebration of the accomplishment, Wendy's is also donating $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation- an organization started by the late restaurant founder that promotes adoption.
.@carterjwm is now the most retweeted tweet of all-time. That's good for the nuggets, and $100k to @DTFA. Consider it done. #nuggsforcarter pic.twitter.com/k6uhsJiP4E-- Wendy's (@Wendys) May 9, 2017