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Teen's Tweet Surpasses Ellen's Oscars Selfie As Most Retweeted Tweet Of All Time

Teen's Tweet Surpasses Ellen's Oscars Selfie As Most Retweeted Tweet Of All Time
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Updated 11 months ago

 Move over Ellen, there's a new Twitter champ in town.

Carter Wilkerson, a teenager from Reno, Nevada, loves Wendy's nuggets. So, in a tweet that has gone viral, Carter posted a conversation he had with the fast food chain, asking how many retweets he would need in order to get free nuggets for a year, not realizing it would eventually be retweeted over 3.5 million times. 

 Here's how the conversation went down:

Over the past month, the tweet, and #NuggsForCarter, gained momentum, with celebrities pitching to to help Wilkerson reach his goal. 

 Including Aaron Paul:

Victoria's Secret model Martha Hunt:

And Kathy Griffin:

Even the Governor of Nevada got in on the action:

Not to mention big businesses, like Amazon:

And Microsoft:

Even though Carter didn't reach the 18 million retweets needed, Wendy's still gave him gift cards for a year's supply of nuggets, as well as donating $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in Wilkerson's name. 

Not to mention the 100,000 followers he now has on Twitter.