Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record

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Since then, Wilkerson has been campaigning hard to get the needed retweets to score him the free nuggets.

In April, Wilkerson tweeted at Wendy's account to ask how many retweets it would take to receive a year's worth of free nuggets.

Wilkerson is far short of the 18 million he and Wendy's originally agreed on, but the eatery decided breaking the record was impressive enough and is paying up anyway.

Wilkerson's screenshot of the exchange has moved past Ellen DeGeneres' viral tweet from the 2014 Oscars on Tuesday with more than 3.4 million retweets.

A man will have his nuggs.

Carter hasn't quite hit 18 million retweets yet.

"Consider it done", Carter said. "That's good for the nuggets and good for a $100k donation to [the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.] Consider it done".

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"Now let's get to 18mil!"

Of course, the gifts came with a promise that Ellen's selfie would remain the most retweeted tweet.

Twitter pointed to Wilkerson's chicken nugget plea in its first quarter letter to shareholders, noting that the social media site is the "best place for advertisers to drive brand perception".

Before the record was beaten, Wendy's promised to throw in a $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption as a goal.

It's official. Twitter has a new World Record for retweets, at least until Beyonce has her baby twins. This milestone has brought greater attention to Twitter TWTR, +0.33% and Wendy's Co.

Wilkerson also got some help from DeGeneres who featured the teenager on her talk show a few weeks ago.

Watch the clip (below) to see what might be the last of the chicken nugget loving teen!