Student gets free Wendy's chicken nuggets for a year after viral tweet

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:46PM
Nevada teen's tweet for Wendy's nuggets sets new retweet record


What does it take to get free Wendy's chicken nuggets for a year? Just the most retweeted tweet in history.

Last month, 16-year-old Carter Wilkerson tweeted at the Wendy's account, asking how many retweets he would need to get free Wendy's chicken nuggets for a year. Wendy's replied saying 18 million, prompting Wilkerson to reach out to the Twitterverse to make his fast food dreams come true.


The Reno, Nevada teen's viral plea still hasn't reached 18 million retweets. But it did make a notable Twitter milestone when it surpassed the retweet count for Ellen Degeneres' famed Oscars selfie and became the most retweeted tweet in history.


On May 9, Wendy's granted Wilkerson's nuggets wish, saying they would also donate $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in his name.



Twitter even congratulated the teen on his viral nuggets accomplishment.



United Airlines also congratulated Wilkerson over Twitter.



"It'd be pretty cool to put on my college applications that I'm the No. 1 retweeted tweet of all time," Wilkerson told The New York Times.
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