Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record
01:10, May 10, 2017
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Last week Wilkerson explained to us his love of Wendy's chicken nuggets.
In April, Carter Wilkerson asked fast food chain Wendy's how many retweets he needed for a year's worth of free chicken nuggets. That tweet has been retweeted 3.42 million times - not quite 18 million, but it's a new record. Previously, the most shared tweet was Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie, which Guinness said had 3,430,249 retweets as of Tuesday.
Just over a month ago, 16-year-old Carter Wilkerson tweeted to Wendy's: how many retweets would he need for a lifetime supply of Wendy's nuggs. "Then I put the screenshot up and it started gaining momentum".
It's not every day when someone breaks the all-time record for the most retweets on Twitter while also managing to save America's foster children. But, he is getting some serious celebrity backing of his own.
Wilkerson's tweet - "HELP ME PLEASE".
The photo, which featured Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey and Meryl Streep among others, had 2.1 million retweets by the end of the awards ceremony.
The company has donated $100,000 (£78,000) to charity in his name. "They made this happen".
Not only that, but his followers have increased from 138 on April 1 to over 100,000, he is now officially verified on Twitter and the #NuggsForCarter hashtag has a custom emoji featuring a box of Wendy's nuggets.
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