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Teen's Wendy's chicken nugget tweet bests Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars selfie to become most retweeted of all time

A tweet from a Nevada teen asking Wendy's

A tweet from a Nevada teen asking Wendy's how many retweets he'd need to get in order for the company to give him a year of free chicken nuggets has now become the most retweeted tweet of all time. Photo Credit: Twitter

What has more social buzz than Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep? Apparently, chicken nuggets.

A tweet from a Nevada teen asking Wendy’s how many retweets he’d need to get in order for the company to give him a year of free chicken nuggets has now become the most retweeted tweet of all time, beating out Ellen DeGeneres’ famous Oscars selfie featuring some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Carter Wilkerson, 16, sent the message on April 5, and since then the tweet has gone viral, getting more than 3.4 million retweets.

Although the fast food chain initially replied that Wilkerson would need to get 18 million retweets to win his nugget prize, Wendy’s tweeted that breaking the record was “good for the nuggets.” 

In addition to providing Wilkerson with a year of free chicken nuggets, the company has also donated $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption in his name.

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