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Teen Smashes Retweet Record In Bid To Win Year's Supply Of Nuggets

3.4m retweets and counting.

09/05/2017 16:30 BST | Updated 09/05/2017 16:59 BST

A teen has smashed the Twitter retweet record, surpassing Ellen DeGeneres’ legendary Oscars selfie, in an attempt to win a year’s free chicken nuggets.

In early April, Carter Wilkerson tweeted Wendy’s, an American fast food chain, to ask how many retweets he’d need to secure the bounty.

Their answer? 18 million.

Just over a month later, Wilkerson has clocked up nearly 3.5 million retweets, broken the existing record and won his year’s supply of nuggets.

Wendy’s has even promised to donate $100,000 to an American adoption charity. But Wilkerson hasn’t given up on the original challenge just yet.

In a recent tweet, he wrote: “We did it guys! Thanks to you’re help and support we were able to raise $100k for and beat record!

“Now let’s get 18mil!”