An American teenager, Carter Wilkinson inadvertently broke the world Twitter record after begging for some chicken.
16-year-old Wilkinson took to Twitter to ask chicken nuggets makers, Wendy’s to ask if they would give him free chicken nuggets for a year. Unknown to him, he had just set in motion events that would lead to him breaking popular presenter, comedian and actor, Ellen DeGeneres‘ selfie tweet record.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
Wendy’s asked him to gather 18 million retweets for the full year of free nuggets to happen.
In 2014, DeGeneres tweeted a selfie she took at that year’s Oscars with the tweet gathering 3,430,242 retweets.
The dude has wasted no time in getting back to Ellen. He tweeted:
Hey@TheEllenShow sorry about that… Can I still keep my TV and Underwear??