18mn tweets for year’s supply of nuggets: #NuggsForCarter campaign trends on Twitter

18mn tweets for year’s supply of nuggets: #NuggsForCarter campaign trends on Twitter
A nugget-loving Nevada man has embarked on an epic quest to get eighteen million retweets, all for the sake of some free chicken. If Carter Wilkerson succeeds, Wendy’s restaurant promised him a year’s supply of nuggets.

Wilkerson tweeted at the fast food chain asking, “how many retweets for a year of free chicken nuggets?” to which Wendy’s replied with the seemingly impossible figure of “18 Million.”

Not one to turn down a challenge -- and desperate for nuggets -- Wilkerson took on the task to outdo Ellen’s Oscar selfie, the current King of retweets with over three million.

Three days into the challenge, and thanks to the support of those who want to see a grown man fed nuggets for a year, he’s managed to clock up over one and a half million retweets. Even Wendy’s were impressed tweeting that they were “Officially SHOOK”.

Microsoft, Apple and Amazon got in on the action, ensuring Wilkerson has a decent go at getting his nuggets.

The internet loves an underdog and has been getting behind Wilkerson with the hashtag #NuggsForCarter. USA Badminton even offered him a free membership to work off his potentially hazardous diet.

If successful, Wendy’s will reportedly lose $395 in nuggets, not bad given the attention of 18 million people.