Teen's quest for Wendy's nuggets gets huge Twitter support

A teen's plea for a year of free chicken nuggets could soon become the most-retweeted tweet in history.

Now, that's a lot of chicken nuggets to hand out willy nilly - so they set the bar impossibly high at 18 million.

Carter said he wants to help others because people brought his family food after his mother received a cancer diagnosis when he was 9, according to The Washington Post. To receive 18 million retweets, Wilkinson's tweet would need to engage around 5.7% of Twitter's 313 million monthly active users.

Now at more than 2 million retweets, Wilkerson's call for help is on track to beat the most retweeted post of all time: Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar selfie, which reached 3.2 million retweets.

To which the company replied: "18 million (sic)".

Carter Wilkerson needs his nuggets, and more than two million people agree.

Wilkerson told USA Today that he's delighted by the opportunity. But since it started, it's been pretty cool.

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"I sent out the tweet as a joke, but then they responded with the outrageous number. In school, it's fun because everyone knows about it". "My wife and I think it's great if it has a great cause other than eating chicken nuggets for a year", he said. "It would be great to solve a life crisis".

His father J Wilkerson added thathe would like to see his son donate the nuggets to charity.

When Wilkerson crossed the million mark, a Wendy's spokesperson replied on Twitter, "officially shook".

Wendy's is known for its amusing and irreverent social media presence.

But how did a random tweet from a teen about nuggets get so big?

As for Wendy's, they've been very supportive on Twitter even responding to a skeptic, "Just be patient, have faith, and let a handsome thing happen".

  • Stacy Houston