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.”
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.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
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.”
HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3
— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017
A tweet from Wendy’s sums up everyone’s reaction to this:”Officially SHOOK”.
1 Million?!?! Officially SHOOK https://t.co/XZ1AafXo2p
— Wendy’s (@Wendys) April 7, 2017
It’s good to have dreams https://t.co/gY4WfBX45i
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) April 8, 2017
@TheEllenShow I’m coming for you Ellen
— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 7, 2017