Chicken Nuggets Enthusiast Wins Free Nuggets for 1 Year, Smashes Retweet Record in the Process

Mankind has taken its next great leap with #NuggsForCarter.

Look what nuggets can do.

Image via @Wendys

Look what nuggets can do.

In a heartwarming turn of events that has everyone in the nation (except chickens, maybe) feeling downright euphoric, a tweet about chicken nuggets has been formally designated as the most retweeted tweet in history. Carter Wilkerson's plea for a year's supply of Wendy's nuggets broke Ellen DeGeneres' record Tuesday, Twitter announced.

The top three retweets of all time, only one of which has anything to do with chicken nuggets, are now as follows:


— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017

If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars

— Ellen DeGeneres (@EllenDeGeneres) March 3, 2014

Always in my heart @Harry_Styles . Yours sincerely, Louis

— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) October 2, 2011

"I want to give back," Wilkerson said in a statement Tuesday. "I am so blessed to have an opportunity to use my voice to support something I believe in. And really grateful to everyone who Retweeted my post. They made this happen." To mark the feat, Wendy's has awarded Wilkerson with a gift card good for a whole year of free nuggets:

Congrats @carterjwm! Your call for a year supply of nuggets from @Wendys has officially become the most Retweeted Tweet of all time!

— Twitter Marketing (@TwitterMktg) May 9, 2017

Additionally, the company is donating $100,000 in Wilkerson's name to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption:

.@carterjwm is now the most retweeted tweet of all-time. That’s good for the nuggets, and $100k to @DTFA. Consider it done. #nuggsforcarter

— Wendy’s (@Wendys) May 9, 2017

Tuesday morning, Wendy's promptly put a stop to someone who actually claimed the free nuggets gift was a "participation trophy" and indicative of "what's wrong with society." As @Wendys pointed out, it's simply not that serious:

Compromising on what started as a joke, when someone does something no one else has ever done isn't exactly a participation trophy.

— Wendy’s (@Wendys) May 9, 2017

And yes, the year's supply of nuggets will also include a solid sauce-to-nugget ratio:

Lol, they will come with sauce.

— Wendy’s (@Wendys) May 9, 2017

In the wake of Wilkerson's success, people are already embarking on similar quests in pursuit of free Baconators:

How many RT for a free Baconator

— 🇺🇲DarlesChickens67🇺🇲 (@maf_maf02) May 9, 2017

.@carterjwm gets free @Wendys Nuggets for a full year after breaking Ellen's Retweet record.. So.. how many RT's for one free Baconator?

— Michael Carey (@ItsMichaelCarey) May 9, 2017

Yo @Wendys how many retweets for just one free triple baconator? I don't need much.

— Ryne Mills (@rynemills39) May 9, 2017

i think one of my tweets had like 400 RTs give me a fucking free baconator

— research doer (@yawnSwanson) May 9, 2017

Godspeed, Baconator fans.

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