Carter Wilkerson is a young man on a mission, purely driven by his love for chicken nuggets. It all started one day when jokingly tweeted fast food chain Wendy's asking for a year supply of free chicken nuggets. "I've always aspired to be a chicken nugget," he wrote on his website. "People say 'You are what you eat,' so I ate chicken nuggets. I was running low so I reached out to my favorite nugget supplier, Wendy's, in hope they would fulfill my dreams. And here we are today."
Yo @Wendys how many retweets for a year of free chicken nuggets?— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017
He tweeted at them saying, "Yo @Wendys how many retweets for a year of free chicken nuggets?"
"After I received an outrageous goal of 18 million, I just thought of it as a silly joke to laugh at with my friends, so I replied 'Consider it done.' Then it took off and now I am making twitter history," he wrote in NuggsForCater.com since the top retweeted tweet is currently The Ellen Show at 3.2 million.
He has since gathered about 2.5 million retweets from people on the social network on a tweet that reads, "Help me please. A man needs his nuggs," and is quickly spreading and getting media coverage.
HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017
He has not accomplished the millions retweets alone though since celebrities have been getting in on it and helping with an RT and spreading the word to their fans.
Bradley Steven Perry retweeted it saying, "If there's one thing the world can agree on, I hope it's getting this man his nuggests. Come on people." Very true.
Austin Mahone announced he was in.
Companies as big as Amazon, Microsoft and Google are also participating.
Model Martha Hunt said that if he reached his goal, she would buy him the frostys!
If you get 18 mil come to NYC and the frosty's on me 🍦 https://t.co/8OTgprrNta— Martha Hunt (@MarthaHunt) April 9, 2017
United Airlines even offered him a free flight.
Wendy's did not expect things to get so out of hand and when he reached 1 Million they said they were "officially shook."
Carter is using this opportunity to give back to the community, so it is not just a selfish journey to get yummy fried chicken bites.
J-14 is also in and we will be giving Carter's tweet an RT. We wish him the best of luck and can't wait to see him celebrate when he accomplishes his goal.