If this story teaches you anything today, let it be two things.
And he recently passed that mark. For what it's worth, Carter Wilkerson did use his newfound fame to establish some fundraising efforts of his own. He is also selling T-shirts on his website, with a promise that all proceeds go to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Dave Thomas founded Wendy's restaurants and, as an orphan himself, notably gave to orphanages and foster care.
The previous record-holder was Ellen DeGeneres and her 2014 Oscar selfie, which boasted the likes of A-listers including Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Meryl Streep.
"You know honestly", he said. Six weeks later, the Twitterverse has not only helped #NuggsForCarter accomplish that dream, it also helped him become the most retweeted person of all-time.
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Carter Wilkerson, the kid who asked the world to retweet him on his quest to get free Wendy's nuggets for a year, officially has the most retweeted tweet of all time!
As reported by Mediaite, when DeGeneres had Wilkerson on her show in April, they discussed a deal: She would support Wilkerson's fast-food endeavor by retweeting his post, as long as he promised to retweet DeGeneres' selfie so she could hold on to her record.
On the other hand, Wilkerson's tweet has been retweeted more than 3.42 million times, while his following on Twitter has grown from 138 followers to more than 100,000. "I just want chicken nuggets".