How teenager broke Ellen DeGeneres’ retweet record because of chicken

Posted on May 11 2017 , at 10:51 pm
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  • He got a year's free supply of nuggets as a result.

A man has got his nuggs now

An American teenager, Carter Wilkinson inadvertently broke the world Twitter record after begging for some chicken.

16-year-old Wilkinson took to Twitter to ask chicken nuggets makers, Wendy’s to ask if they would give him free chicken nuggets for a year.

Unknown to him, he had just set in motion events that would lead to him breaking popular presenter, comedian and actor, Ellen DeGeneres‘ selfie tweet record.

Wendy’s asked him to gather 18 million retweets for the full year of free nuggets to happen.

In 2014, DeGeneres tweeted a selfie she took at that year’s Oscars with the tweet gathering 3,430,242 retweets.

As at the time of filing this story, Carter Wilkinson’s tweet had 3,576,458 retweets, over a hundred thousand more than Ellen’s.

Even though the young American has not made it to the 18 million target, Wendy’s have decided to reward him with free nuggets while they have also promised to donate $100,000 to Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a Wendy’s-affiliated nonprofit charity.

Funny though, in April, Ellen DeGeneres had invited the teen to appear on her show and gave him a TV and a year’s supply of Ellen underwear.

She however jokingly said she would rescind the gifts if Wilkerson’s tweet surpassed hers in retweets.

The dude has wasted no time in getting back to Ellen. He tweeted:

Hey@TheEllenShow sorry about that… Can I still keep my TV and Underwear??


This post first appeared on TNS.

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