Unless you’ve been living under a rock over the past few months, you have probably seen a young man’s appeal online for free nuggets. Hey, we get it. Nuggets are great.
Carter Wilkerson asked Wendy’s how many retweets it would require to get free nuggets for a year. Wendy’s said that the goal was 18 million. He’s still a long way from the goal even though the appeal has gone viral on Twitter, but Wilkerson has actually broken the record for most retweets ever on Twitter. That’s an achievement. Even if it isn’t free nuggets.
Wendy’s told him that if his tweet got 18 million retweets, he would get free nuggets for a year. This got support from Microsoft which retweeted his tweet from its official Twitter handle. Even T-Mobile CEO John Legere gave his support. The kid has started a real movement.
The record for the most retweeted tweet ever was previously held by Ellen’s famous Oscar selfie which packed a bunch of stars into a selfie. Her tweet got more than 3 million retweets. Wilkerson’s tweet has been retweeted more than 3.42 million times, while his following on Twitter has grown from 138 followers to more than 100,000. Not bad huh?
Wendy’s has said that it’s going to give him a year’s worth of free nuggets even though the 18 million retweets goal hasn’t been made. The fast food chain is also going to make a donation of $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in Wilkerson’s name. Now that is a great end to this story.
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