There may soon be a new world record for the most retweets ever – courtesy of 16-year-old Carter Wilkerson and a random idea he decided to
act upon. The boy apparently loves Wendy’s chicken nuggets so last Wednesday night, he took to Twitter to ask: “Yo @Wendys how many retweets for a year of free chicken nuggets?” Wendy’s responded that 18 million would do the trick. Wilkerson accepted the challenge with a tweet that was closing in on 3 million the last time we checked. For some perspective, the current largest retweet ever came after Ellen DeGeneres took to Twitter during the 2014 Oscars, with hers clocking in at just under 3.3 million retweets. Wilkerson now appears to have the second most popular tweet ever, having edged ahead of one by Louis Tomlinson of One Direction.
HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3
— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017