Nuggets Watch: Reno teen surpasses Ellen DeGeneres for most retweeted tweet
Carter Wilkerson -- the northern Nevada teen who took to Twitter asking fast food chain Wendy's how many retweets he would need for a year of free chicken nuggets -- has officially passed Ellen DeGeneres for the most retweeted tweet of all-time!
Although Wendy's said it would take 18 million retweets for Carter to receive a year of free chicken nuggets, they tweeted immediately at the Reno teen promising not only a year of free nuggets but noting that they would also be donating $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
The Bishop Manogue High School student surely is thankful, but just because he broke a record doesn't mean he's stopping there.
The Guinness Book of World Records even acknowledged the 16-year-old and his accomplishment.
DeGeneres' iconic selfie from the 2014 Oscars held the previous retweet record.
The rivalry got pretty personal on April 18 when Ellen invited Carter onto her show. Ellen asked people to retweet both Carter and herself, then presented the Reno teen with a brand new television and "Ellen"-branded underwear so he would encourage the world.
"If somehow you pass me, Carter, I will come to your house," Ellen said. "I will take that TV back, I will take the underwear back."
She then promised that if Carter can reach the 18 million goal, she'll have another gift in store -- with the caveat that her selfie remains on top.
After passing Ellen's record, Carter asked if he could still keep the underwear and TV.
Wilkerson's quest for nuggets hit the fast track -- in more than one way.
His famous #NuggsForCarter was featured by a NASCAR driver at the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 23.
Throughout his journey, Wilkerson has been absolutely selfless. Selling shirts to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer and advocating for adoption.
Wilkerson made an appearance at the Nevada Legislature, taking to the Senate floor to help promote and support adoption on Friday, April 28.