By Mahita Gajanan
April 11, 2017

A chicken nugget-obsessed teen in Nevada could break a Twitter record after taking on a challenge from Wendy’s to get 18 million retweets in exchange for a year’s supply of free nuggets.

Carter Wilkerson, 16, asked Wendy’s last week on Twitter how many retweets he would need to get free chicken nuggets for a year. The fast food chain responded with 18 million, setting Wilkerson off on a new goal.

“Consider it done,” he replied.

Wilkerson later posted a screenshot of the exchange on Twitter and asked for help to reach 18 million retweets.

Now at more than 2 million retweets, Wilkerson’s call for help is on track to beat the most retweeted post of all time: Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar selfie, which reached 3.2 million retweets. He picked up so much steam that even United Airlines offered to fly him to a Wendy’s for free if he reaches 18 million retweets — although if it happens, Wilkerson may want to make sure the flight isn’t overbooked.

 

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