The internet is helping a teenager achieve his chicken nugget dreams

A 16-year-old from Nevada who apparently really likes Wendy's chicken nuggets is closing in on the record for the most retweets ever thanks to a random idea he made a decision to act upon, reports the Guardian.

Probably thinking that nothing would come of it, the person in charge of the Wendy's account replied with a figure of 18 million. Comedian Ellen DeGeneres has the popular tweet of all time with just 3.5 million retweets.

His tweet then started to gain momentum from his followers and later the rest of the Twitterverse.

At time of going to press, Carter has almost 2.5 million retweets and is still gaining more as his story goes viral across the world, already the second biggest tweet of all time- all within a week. "In school, it's fun because everyone knows about it".




But to get it, it's going to require the help of millions of twitter users.

Wilkerson's father suggested that at this point, "it's great if it has a great cause other than eating chicken nuggets for a year". "But also it's nice to have some whimsical news".

Wilkerson's parents are lobbying for Wendy's to donate the prize, or to consider another form of reward to give to those in need.

Neither Carter nor Wendy's immediately responded to a Daily News request for comment. We will update the story if Wendy's responds. "So I think the attention is overwhelming him". "When I walk in, people say, 'He's the chicken nugget man, ' and it'll go on for a few minutes and then it'll settle down and we get to work". The teen spoke to the Reno Gazette-Journal when the tweet first took off, explaining that he sent his original query as a joke.

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