Okay, so that means a tweet about chicken nuggets can make you famous for life? In April, Carter Wilkerson’s aimed as high as getting free chicken nuggets for a year (Really high, though). What he may not have known was that his’ would become the most retweeted tweet of all time. Wilkerson asked Wendy’s how many retweets he would need to get his demand fulfilled. Wendy’s replied and set the bar really high at 18 million. Wow! Now that was quite a challenge and he accepted it!
On Tuesday, Wilkerson broke the retweet record, according to Guinness World Records. His tweet was shared more than 3,470,000 times. Previously, the most shared tweet was Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars selfie, which Guinness said had 3,430,249 retweets as of Tuesday.With Wilkerson’s out of the blue social stardom, he started a website, #NuggsforCarter, which sells T-shirts for all chicken nugget fans. According to the website, all proceeds from the merchandise sales will be donated to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. And even though Wilkerson didn’t hit the 18 million mark, Wendy’s decided to go ahead and give him the free nuggets for a year. Wendy’s also pledged to give $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3
— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017