Teen seeks 18M retweets for free Wendy's nuggets
NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - A teen's Twitter stunt to win a year of free chicken nuggets from Wendy's might become the social platform's most retweeted post of all time.
16-year-old Carter Wilkerson tweeted at the fast food chain asking how many retweets it would take to get free nuggets for a year. The response was 18 million.
Wilkerson replied "Consider it done" and began a campaign to get retweets. He's up to 2.7 million in less than two weeks.
The record for any retweet in the history of Twitter was nearly 3.3 million for a post Ellen Degeneres posted at the 2014 Oscars.
The Reno, Nevada teen is basking in the viral fame.
"One of the Victoria Secret Angeles re-tweeted it, telling that she'd take me to new York and get me a frosty. I don't know if it was a metaphor or literal," Wilkerson says.
His mother is a breast cancer survivor so he has created t-shirts for the campaign and says he is donating the profits to charity.