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

Carter Wilkerson is approaching top retweet of all time

Carter Wilkerson is approaching top retweet of all time

That's what Carter Wilkerson - Twitter's newest sweetheart who garnered over 3.4 million retweets on his request to Wendy's for a year of free chicken nuggets - learned when the daytime queen terrorized him in front of her audience! Celebrities like Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad and companies like Microsoft retweeted Wilkerson's mission.

Last month, you couldn't open Twitter without someone in your feed retweeting Carter's dream into your line of sight.

How far would you go for the fast food you love? It was worthy of such attention. First, the internet is a powerful and sometimes beautifully supportive place.

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Neither Wendy's nor Wilkerson has said exactly how many chicken nuggets constitute a year's worth of savory treats.

It wasn't long before Wilkerson amassed a grand total of 3.4 million retweets. Wendys' reply? 18 million.

In exchange, DeGeneres offered Wilkerson a year's supply of Ellen underwear and a big-screen TV, warning that if his tweet surpassed hers as it has now, she'd take back the gifts. The affable host even invited Wilkerson on the show, but not before sparking up a little friendly competition. Perhaps because #NuggsForCarter had some support from faster modes of transportation.

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

DeGeneres encouraged fans to retweet Wilkerson to help him get his nuggets, but with the stipulation that they retweet her Oscars pic as well so she can stay in the lead. "So Carter.... "Consider it done" on our end - you've more than earned our respect...and the nuggets", writes Kurt Kane, chief marketing officer for Wendy's, in a statement.

'We could not be more excited for Carter for having broken the record of the most Retweeted Tweet of all time. According to the website, all proceeds from the merchandise sales will be donated to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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Einstein Bros is also offering a breakfast sandwich version of the Espresso Buzz Bagel loaded with bacon and eggs. The company boasts its new gourmet bagel is an excellent source of iron plus a good source of magnesium.

But how did one high schooler's plea for nuggets become what's happening?

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