Ellen’s ‘most re-tweeted tweet’ record challenged by awesome teenager

Ellen’s ‘most re-tweeted tweet’ record challenged by awesome teenager
Carter Wilkerson, eating a nugget he paid for.Photo: Screenshot/Twitter

Right now, the most retweeted tweet in the history of Twitter is this one from Ellen from the Oscars, with over 3.2 million shares.

Someone else on Twitter is trying to pass Ellen’s record, and he doesn’t have an enormously popular daytime talk show to help him.

Last week, 16-year-old Carter Wilkerson asked Wendy’s how many retweets he’d need to get on a tweet to get a year’s worth of chicken nuggets.

@wendys responded quite simply: 18 million. Carter took them up on the challenge.

Carter’s tweet now has 2.6 million retweets. He’s gotten support from all over the globe as people try to help him get nuggets. He’s even gotten re-tweeted by Microsoft, Reno’s professional soccer team, Google, model Martha Hunt, Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, tennis player Genie Bouchard, T-Mobile, and, of course, Wendy’s.

Amazon sent him some inspiration.

United Airlines promised to fly him somewhere if he gets 18 million retweets, though they didn’t promise not to send security to drag him from the plane once he’s on it.

Local TV news has covered Carter, and so has USA Today.

There hasn’t been a response from Ellen yet, and that’s probably a strategic decision on her part. Letting her nearly 67 million followers know that Carter is trying to take her title would probably just help him out.

Carter has been a fan of Wendy’s chicken nuggets since at least this past January.

He’s still a ways from the 18 million goal, but he thinks he can make it.

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