Teen’s viral chicken nugget campaign surpasses Ellen Degeneres’ for most retweets

(WSAV) – A Nevada teen ousted Ellen Degeneres for the most retweeted tweet of all time. About a month ago, Nevada teen Carter Wilkerson asked burger chain Wendy’s how many retweets it would take for him to earn a year’s worth of free chicken nuggets.

They replied that Carter would need to hit 18 million retweets.

After a month long social media campaign using the hashtag ‘NuggsforCarter,’ the lofty goal was achieved. Carter’s viral campaign also helped raise $100,000 for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

Wilkerson has now surpassed the record of around 3.5 million retweets, previously held by Ellen Degeneres’ tweet at the 2014 Oscars.

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