In a development that feels totally undeserved, that enterprising teen's Wendy's chicken nugget tweet seems to be on track toward becoming the most retweeted of all time.
Carter Wilkerson begged the internet for help in securing a year's worth of free nuggets from the fast food retailer last Wednesday. Wendy's, known as a Cool Brand on Twitter, promised Wilkerson the prize if he could reach 18 million retweets.
They did not, however, offer a deadline for this challenge, which seems like a very significant oversight.
HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3
— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017
Now at 2,497,580+ retweets, it's well on its way to the Twitter hall of fame. At its current rate, it could de-throne Ellen DeGeneres, whose 2014 Oscars selfie holds the record for most retweets.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
At 3,281,803 retweets, DeGeneres's tweet far surpassed the original record holder, Barack Obama, whose November 2012 election tweet is currently at 941,364.
But with just under 800,000 retweets to go, Wilkerson could take the lead any day now.
We've reached out to DeGeneres in case she cares to comment on her unlikely competition.