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

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

That's what Carter Wilkerson - Twitter's newest sweetheart who garnered over 3.4 million retweets on his request to Wendy's for a year of free chicken nuggets - learned when the daytime queen terrorized him in front of her audience!

Carter is up 6,000 retweets over Ellen's tweet, but she has 1.4 million more likes on her tweet.

A man will have his nuggs.

The last person to set the world record for most retweets was Ellen DeGeneres with a star-studded picture taken at the Oscars in 2014.

Wendy's says Carter has earned the nuggets despite not hitting the 18 million mark. "That's good for the nuggets and good for a $100k donation to [the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.] Consider it done".

She even presented somewhat of a compromise with a mutually beneficial deal that could get the teen his nuggets while keeping the record under her Twitter handle.

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Twitter pointed to Wilkerson's chicken nugget plea in its first quarter letter to shareholders, noting that the social media site is the "best place for advertisers to drive brand perception".

"Wendy's leveraged the unique conversation that happens only on Twitter into national prominence for their brand, creating a call for Retweets that inspired unprecedented engagement". As of press time, his tweet has reached 3.5 million retweets, and counting.

Late last month, Ellen had Carter on her show to talk about his internet notoriety, the campaign, and to warn him not to get too close to her record-setting Oscars selfie.

WEN, +0.60% and in turn, Wendy's has given Wilkerson a gift card for a year of free nuggets, and has donated $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

"I want to give back".

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