Teen's quest for Wendy's nuggets gets huge Twitter support

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Rreno - A teen's Twitter stunt to win a year of free chicken nuggets from Wendy's might become the platform's most re-tweeted post of all time.

Carter Wilkinson asked the fast food chain on Twitter last week how many retweets it would take for him to get free nuggets for a year. Wendy's replied, "18 million." The 16-year-old from Nevada took up the challenge, writing: "Consider it done."

Wilkinson's screenshot of the exchange has since been re-tweeted nearly 2.5 million times and is getting closer to the all-time re-tweet mark of nearly 3.3 million, held by Ellen DeGeneres' viral tweet from the 2014 Oscars.

Wilkinson tells the Reno Gazette-Journal that all the attention is "a little distracting", and he's now known as "the chicken nugget man" at his high school.

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