If you remember April, then you’ll recall that a kid named Carter Wilkerson made headlines at the beginning of the month by requesting a year’s worth of free chicken nuggets from Wendy’s if he garnered the requisite amount of retweets.
Wendy’s set the bar pretty high, but agreed to comply to Carter’s proposal if his tweet received 18 million retweets.
Carter tweeted out a plea for help (and retweets). And thus, the saga began.
Soon enough Carter’s tweet had actually surpassed Ellen Degeneres’ tweet from the 2014 Oscars in terms of the number of retweets. Although Carter’s tweet didn’t reach 18 million, in did break the Guinness World Record for the most retweeted tweet.
Even though Carter ultimately fell short of the preposterously high mark, Wendy’s eventually had to concede that Carter had certainly earned his coveted prize.
Someone asked for clarification on the offer in question …
… and Wendy’s confirmed: the man will get his nuggs.
(I.e., he will get free chicken nuggets for a whole damn year. Wendy’s will also be donating $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.)
Obviously, Twitter was reeling over this piece of news. Some people couldn’t help but make jokes …
… while others demanded a moment of reverence for this sacred event.
People were utterly amazed that this could happen, and were convinced that Carter’s retweet would go down in history.
We are witnessing history in the making, guys — well, until someone else decides that they want some free sh*t, and challenges another fast food company to a retweet challenge. But until then, we can all rest comfortably, knowing that this tweet about chicken nuggets is dominating Twitter.
What a time to be alive.