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

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All this effort hasn't been in vain, though, as Wendy's has said that it's going to give him a year's worth of free nuggets even though the 18 million retweets goal hasn't been made.

"Consider it done", Wilkerson replied.

He then turned to the Internet with the simple plea, "Help me please". That's good for the nuggets, and $100k to @DTFA.

Las Vegas teenager Carter Wilkerson took a more unorthodox approach.

Carter's certificate read: 'This certificate certifies that Carter Wilkinson has the most retweeted tweets in the history of ever (sorry Ellen) #nuggsforcarter #consideritdone'. "A man needs his nuggs", surpassed US TV star Ellen DeGeneres' "Oscars selfie" from 2014 that featured a host of Hollywood stars, to reach top spot.

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

Wendy's will also donate $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation, who dedicates its time to find homes for children in foster care. "That holds the record and you're trying to pass me up", DeGeneres asked Wilkerson. I worked really hard.

Wilkerson didn't get 18 million retweets but the message was shared about 3.5 million times, breaking the world record for most retweeted tweet. The appeal got support from Microsoft as well which retweeted his tweet from its official Twitter handle. It's earned just more than 3.4 million retweets while Carter's, as of this morning, has so far netted about 3.5 million.

It's an wonderful thing that 3.4 million people could come together to support such a unusual quest, as getting that many millions of people to agree on any one thing would seem an otherwise impossible task. Let us know in the comments!

However, before you rush to start their own #nuggs campaign, Wendy's has some bad news for you.

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