Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record

Just a twitter record and beat Ellen DeGeneres in the process.

Carter Wilkinson sent out the tweet on April 5 asking Wendy's how many retweets it would take for free chicken nuggets for year.

A teenager with a love of Wendy's chicken nuggets has displaced Ellen Degeneres as the author of the most-retweeted post on Twitter. The fast-food brand replied with the magic number: 18million. Previously, the most shared tweet was Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie, which Guinness said had 3,430,249 retweets as of Tuesday.

Oh and he's still getting the nuggets despite falling several million short of the original goal, according to Wendy's tweet about Wilkerson's new record.

At least he can eat his way through the loss.

The biggest Wendy's chicken nugget fan finally received his free year of nuggs. The restaurant set the bar at a lofty 18 million, so Wilkerson got to work.

Two months later, he has become the author of the world's most retweeted tweet, with more than 3.5million.

"If somehow you pass me Carter, I will come to your house, I will take that TV back, I will take the underwear back and do more, she said". Meanwhile, Twitter has granted Wilkerson a verified badge, and made a custom hashtag with emoji for the cause.

After he surpassed the record, Wilkerson asked her if he could keep the gifts. And when Twitter supports you, you get a blue tick.

The teen viral sensation seems committed to using his new-found fame for good, continuing to raise money for the Dave Thomas Foundation.

Well, no one could have ever predicted that a teen boy's obsession with Wendy's chicken nuggets would do just that. With such a frenzy on Twitter, Wendy's chose to donate $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.