A 16-year-old used Twitter to ask Wendy’s for free chicken nuggets for a year — and it worked

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The INSIDER Summary:

  • 16-year-old Carter Wilkinson has the most-retweeted tweet of all time.
  • It’s a plea for free chicken nuggets for Wendy’s.
  • Wendy’s is giving them to him.
  • The company is also donating $100,000 to a foundation for adoption.

There is a new most-retweeted tweet of all time. It’s an earnest plea for chicken nuggets.

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For the past month, Carter Wilkinson, a 16-year-old living in Nevada, has been on a quest to get the most-retweeted tweet of all time, beating Ellen DeGeneres’s Oscar selfie.

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Flying past Ellen’s 3.4 million retweets — and reaching 18 million — would have earned him a year’s worth of free chicken nuggets from Wendy’s, in accordance with their Twitter conversation.

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18 million would have been more than five times the number of retweets Ellen’s record-breaking selfie would have had. So Wendy’s settled for most retweets of all time instead. On Tuesday, the tweet surpassed that goal and Wendy’s said they’ll cough up the nuggets.

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You’ve more than earned our respect … and the nuggets,” Kurt Kane, the chief concept and marketing officer for Wendy’s Company, said in a statement provided to The New York Times.

Wendy’s is also donating $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption, which Wilkinson asked his now-104,000 followers to donate to.

And now, finally, Carter has his nuggs.

 

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