He Broke The Twitter Record – And Got a Year of Free Nuggets
Remember Carter Wilkerson? The kid who asked Wendy’s what it would take to get a year’s worth of free nuggets? Well, it looks like there’s been some developments.
@carterjwm 18 Million
— Wendy's (@Wendys) April 6, 2017
The original request from Wendy’s was for the 16-year old high school student to reach 18 million retweets before he would get a year of sweet, sweet nuggets. And it was a tall order considering there were a few things working against the Reno, Nevada native.
To start off, no one in the history of mankind has gotten more retweets than the one Ellen DeGeneres received for her Oscars selfie. At the time of writing this post, Ellen’s tweet has received “only” 3.4 million retweets. That’s less than 1/5th of the way to Wendy’s goal.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
On Tuesday, news broke out that Carter’s tweet finally became the world’s most retweeted post of all-time, currently sitting at 3.5 million retweets in total.
HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3
— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017
In Wendys’ eyes, the impressive feat was worth it and Wilkerson got his year of free nuggets, plus the company donated $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
— Wendy's (@Wendys) May 9, 2017
— Twitter Marketing (@TwitterMktg) May 9, 2017
— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) May 9, 2017
A year of free nuggets, worldwide recognition, and a Guinness World Record – all for the love of nuggets? What a ride.