18mn tweets for year’s supply of nuggets: #NuggsForCarter campaign trends on Twitter
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.
HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017
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.