Quest For Free Chicken Nuggets Inspires Twitter's Most Retweeted Tweet

10 May, 2017, 03:54 | Author: Ruben Patrick
  • Carter Wilkerson is approaching top retweet of all time

In April, Carter Wilkerson set out on a mission to get free chicken nuggets for a year. Even celebrities such as Aaron Paul and Victoria Secret model Martha Hunt, as well as big brands Microsoft, Amazon and Apple got in on the act, retweeting the plea until #nuggsforCarter was trending on Twitter. As of press time, his tweet has reached 3.5 million retweets, and counting.

Though he still had a long way to go, Carter's tweet has become the most retweeted of all time (3.435 million RT's!) and has officially surpassed the previous record holder, Ellen's 2014 Oscar selfie (which sits at a cool 3.430 million RT's).

Shortly after Wendy's response, the 16-year-old from Reno, Nev., took a screenshot of the conversation and asked fellow nugget lovers to help him because, as he tweeted, "a man needs his nuggs".

It's official. Twitter has a new World Record for retweets, at least until Beyonce has her baby twins. "So Carter.... "Consider it done" on our end - you've more than earned our respect...and the nuggets", writes Kurt Kane, chief marketing officer for Wendy's, in a statement.

Along the way, some celebrities have gotten involved - Ellen even had Carter on her show to talk about his efforts to get #nuggsforcarter. I worked really hard.

Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader
The PLO is considered the global representative of Palestinians both in the Palestinian territories and the diaspora. The document notably accepts the idea of a Palestinian state in territories occupied by Israel in the war of 1967.

Tender hugs publicly for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
This, along with their recent sightings, sparked speculation that Prince Harry will soon pop the big question to his girlfriend. Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, then Kate Middleton, dated for two years before attending a wedding together .

China-made jet takes off in maiden flight
Chinese government has been making efforts to reduce dependence on European consortium Airbus and USA aerospace giant Boeing. Beijing is also already looking beyond the C919, with plans to develop a wide-body long-haul jet with Russian Federation .

Wendy's has now supplied him with a gift card for a year's worth of nuggets and made a 100,000-dollar donation to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a charity Mr Wilkerson supports and which finds homes for children in foster care.

Watch the clip (below) to see what might be the last of the chicken nugget loving teen!

"It's good to use that voice", Wilkerson said.

It should be noted that DeGeneres's tweet, while star-studded, wasn't premised on a campaign to get re-shared, like Wilkerson's.

Recommended:

  • Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black Share First Photos of Wedding

    Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black Share First Photos of Wedding

    It's said the twosome said "I do", at the Bovey Castle in Devon, England - which is about 30 miles outside of Daley's hometown. Additionally, the London Gay Men's Choir reportedly sang " Marry You " by Bruno Mars, the flawless jam for nuptials.
    US Commerce Chief Says Canadian Trade Threats 'inappropriate'

    US Commerce Chief Says Canadian Trade Threats 'inappropriate'

    The Trump administration imposed the tariff after it determined that Canada was unfairly subsidizing its lumber producers. It's preparing to target specific industries in the US , to put pressure on those Americans backing a hard line on lumber.

    Kershaw, Bellinger lead Dodgers to 10-2 win over Padres

    The Los Angeles Dodgers offense is on fire right now, and they've won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Dodgers outfielder left Saturday night's game against the Padres with hip tightness, the team announced during the game.
  • Showers likely then skies turning partly cloudy

    Showers likely then skies turning partly cloudy

    The probability of thunderstorms for Wednesday in eastern Oklahoma are highest along and north of the Interstate 44 corridor. Friday's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, a high near 72 and a low around 50, according to the NWS.
    Big Baller Brand unveils Lonzo Ball's $495 shoes

    Big Baller Brand unveils Lonzo Ball's $495 shoes

    This is the Lonzo Ball-autographed pair in the "Wet" color scheme which costs US$995 (AU$1,345) a pop. The price, however, is: The going rate for the ZO2: Prime is $495 (and $695 for sizes 14 and up).
    Tight BC election puts vote splitting on agenda in campaign's final days

    Tight BC election puts vote splitting on agenda in campaign's final days

    But Clark said those candidates are running under Leader John Horgan , who has said he wanted to distribute marijuana through B.C. Horgan campaigned Friday on southern Vancouver Island, where Green party officials say they have a chance of winning.
  • Kourtney Kardashian is

    Kourtney Kardashian is "having fun" with her rumoured flame Younes Bendjima

    As a major fan of Kourtney and Scott's relationship, I'm just going to start preparing myself for them staying apart permanently. The former pair welcomed three children: Mason , seven; Penelope , four; and Reign , two. "I always had his back". "...
    85-year-old aiming to be oldest Everest climber dies

    85-year-old aiming to be oldest Everest climber dies

    He went on to be an apple farmer and constructed roads and dams before settling to down to manage hotels in Kathmandu . Mr Sherchan died at base camp on Saturday evening after a suspected heart attack, according to Nepali officials.
    MHA asks AAP for details of foreign funding

    MHA asks AAP for details of foreign funding

    The party should mention details of all the donations received by it and put it in public domain on the website". He added: "I was sacked from the party after speaking out against corruption".
  • Sharapova advances to 2nd round in Madrid Open

    Sharapova advances to 2nd round in Madrid Open

    Defending champion Simona Halep cruised past Kristyna Pliskova 6-1, 6-2. I feel like I'm still doing very much the same thing that I'm doing".
    Trump congratulates golfer John Daly for winning PGA event

    Trump congratulates golfer John Daly for winning PGA event

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP ) - John Daly says he's not accustomed to seeing himself atop the leaderboard. And that victory at Torrey Pines ended a almost nine-year run without a championship.
    China's WeChat blocked in Russia

    China's WeChat blocked in Russia

    WeChat, which had 889 million global users by the end of 2016, was not properly registered with Russian regulators, Tencent said. China also has strict internet regulations.


Popular

Labrador: Health care comment inelegant
Labrador responded by saying he also owed a responsibility to the many Americans harmed by the Affordable Care Act. The outrage was palpable as the audience quickly began shouting and booing the congressman.

Virgil van Dijk staying at Southampton, Claude Puel says
Southampton were expected to demand an astronomical fee for for van Dijk, although it seems they are now reluctant to sell at all. Now, of course, we wait until the beginning of the season to see him again on the pitch. "Now it's OK.

Antonio Conte instructs Chelsea chiefs to make striker first summer signing
Meulentsteen told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show: "Lukaku has obviously had a fantastic season and he is a goalscorer". Lukaku is understood to be keen on playing under Mourinho, who is eyeing up strike targets.

2 explosions rock Philippine capital Manila; 2 dead, 6 injured
The Philippines is a mainly Catholic country but has a significant Muslim minority, some of whom live in the district of Quiapo. Bomb squad operatives and a bomb disposal robot inspect a suspicious package in Quiapo, Manila on May 7, 2017.

Akzo Nobel declines third takeover proposal from PPG
Azko's decision to reject its offer ignores the best interest of its stakeholders, PPG added. No timeline has been set for Akzo's response to PPG.

Which financial services names have made the Rich List?
However, he remains a long way from his 2008 peak as the UK's richest with then fortunes of 27.7 billion pounds. He joins popular singer Adele , who is listed as Britain's wealthiest female musician with £125 million.

Chinese export, import growth slow in April as rebound cools
Despite rising protectionism and anti-globalization sentiment, China's imports and exports with major trade partners remained strong.

Antonio Conte plans summer of major surgery with Chelsea
During his pre-match press conference, the Middlesbrough manager said: "I would say that we've not had much luck this season". Chelsea cruised to a home win to cement their table lead and see Middlesbrough relegated from the Premier League.

Nigeria leader has met with freed Chibok girls
His role as a mediator dates back to 2007, when he founded the Future Prowess primary school in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state. President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to London on Sunday night (tonight) for "medical follow-up,"his spokesperson has said".

Russia: Syria deal bans US-led coalition aircraft
He said "security belts" would be created along the borders of the zones to prevent incidents and fighting between opposing sides. Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin attends a briefing in the Defense Ministry in Moscow, Russia, Friday, May 5, 2017.