No one can ever say that Wendy’s doesn’t follow through on their promises. Twitter user Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm on Twitter) tweeted Wendy’s asking what amount of re-tweets could get him a year of free chicken nuggets.
Yo @Wendys how many retweets for a year of free chicken nuggets?
— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017
Wendy’s responded, without their usual sarcastic or humorous tone, and set a seemingly impossible goal of 18 million.
Carter decided to take Wendy’s up on the challenge and got his social network to get re-tweetin’
Plenty of users showed their support for Carter’s chicken nugget-y goals. Brands, celebrities, and even Google, all pulled together to help Carter meet his goal.
— Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) April 13, 2017
The amount of re-tweets that Carter received were epic. It even came close to breaking a record! The first highest re-tweeted tweet would be Ellen DeGeneres’ ‘super star worthy Oscar selfie that happened back in 2014.
Ellen DeGeneres caught wind of Carter trying to surpass her honor of having the most re-tweeted tweet. She decided to have him on her show recently and made an agreement with him to not surpass her record. Ellen decided to make a deal with Carter. Anyone who re-tweeted his Wendy’s tweet, had to re-tweet Ellen’s Oscar Selfie as well. In exchange, she gifted him with a 55-inch TCL Roku 4k TV along with a year’s supply of her famous Ellen underwear.
After the tweet went viral, Wendy’s announced that they would donate $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. This charity helps find loving homes for children who are currently in foster care.
Wendy’s will be keeping their promise of giving Carter free chicken nuggets for a year, but no word if they are going to put a limit on how much he can get each day. The bottom line is, he will never go hungry. At least for a year (unless he gets sick of nuggets before then).
What do you guys think? Was this a pretty epic Twitter challenge? Share your thoughts in the comments below.