Carter Wilkerson really, really loves Wendy’s chicken nuggets, and he’ll do whatever it takes to get some for free. In a bid to earn himself some of his favorite snacks, Wilkerson tweeted at the fast food giant asking how many retweets it would take to earn a year’s worth of free chicken.
Wendy’s decided to play hardball, challenging him to earn a staggering 18 million retweets. That was 2 days ago, and by now the nugget super fan is aiming to break the website’s record and earn himself 12 months of crunchy treats.
To be absolutely clear: 18 million retweets would be an impossible goal for (almost) anyone. The current record for the most retweets is held by Ellen Degeneres and her Oscars selfie from 3 years ago. The celebrity-filled photo has only earned 3 million retweets, so Wendy’s has given Wilkerson a huge job.
But against all odds, Wilkerson is making good progress. He has already earned over 1 million retweets, and fans online are trying to help him get more exposure any way they can.
One person has even set up a GoFundMe account, planning to use the money to hire twitter “bots,” computer programs which will retweet Wilkerson until he earns his year’s worth of free chicken.
Maybe Wilkerson is a fool for even hoping he can make it to 18 million retweets, but looking at everything he’s accomplished so far, there’s definitely a chance he could pull it off.
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