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

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A tweet about chicken nuggets has now surpassed a celebrity-filled tweet from the Oscars to become the most-retweeted of all time.

Wilkerson might not have gotten 18 million retweets, but Wendy's seemed impressed by his count.

Carter is up 6,000 retweets over Ellen's tweet, but she has 1.4 million more likes on her tweet.

The teenager made his hungry plea for help on Twitter, writing in all capital letters that "A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS".

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The record for the most retweeted tweet ever was previously held by Ellen's famous Oscar selfie which packed so much star power in a selfie that it was unbelievable. "Consider it done", Carter responded. That's good for the nuggets, and $100k to @DTFA.

Last month, you couldn't open Twitter without someone in your feed retweeting Carter's dream into your line of sight.

The charity is a Wendy's affiliated nonprofit that finds permanent homes for children in foster care.

It wasn't long before Wilkerson amassed a grand total of 3.4 million retweets.

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As well as breaking the retweets record, Mr Wilkerson has also gained more than 100,000 followers on the social media site and had a custom emoji created in his honour alongside the hashtag #NuggsForCarter.

Wilkerson, who is from Reno, Nevada, told CNN last month he didn't think he would even get a million retweets.

Naturally, all this attention was good enough for the people at Wendy's, who blessed the upstart Twitter celebrity with a year's worth of free chicken nuggets.

But that number didn't deter Wilkerson; rather, Wendy's challenge lit a fire under him - and, basically, all of Twitter.

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