Teenager’s Twitter request for chicken nuggets gets millions of retweets. Find out why

When a teenager from Reno, Nevada asked American fast food chain Wendy’s on Twitter how many retweets he would need to receive a free supply of chicken nuggets for a year, the response surprised him. Wendy’s responded: “18 Million.”

Carter Wilkerson, 16-year-old, took on the challenge. And now he is on way to set a new world record for retweets.”

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So far the tweet has garnered him 2.5 million retweets. And the numbers are increasing by the day.

The re-circulation of his tweet is just behind the current world-record holding post that has 3.3 million retweets: that of TV show host Ellen DeGeneres at the Oscars.

As per reports, Wilkerson said, “I sent out the tweet as a joke, but then they responded with the outrageous number. I thought ‘Consider it done’ would be funny among my friend group. Then I put the screen shot up and it started gaining momentum.”

A tweet from Wendy’s sums up everyone’s reaction to this:”Officially SHOOK”.

 

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