investorschatroom.com

Arts&Culture

Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record

Share
Carter Wilkerson is approaching top retweet of all time

The restaurant set the bar at a lofty 18 million, so Wilkerson got to work. Wilkerson's casual response? "Consider it done".

The teen then shared a screengrab of the conversation and shared it in another tweet, saying: "HELP ME PLEASE".

Wilkerson's tweet as of 10:21 AM (CDT) had 3,441,290 retweets, beating Ellen's number of 3,430,664 retweets (as of 10:21 AM CDT) by 10,626.

Hollister Co., Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, Victoria's Secret model Martha Hunt, Amazon, Apple, Google, United Airlines, Game Stop and "Breaking Bad" actor Aaron Paul were among the first to give it a retweet.

Chicago police issue bulletin on gangs, high-powered weapons
Before Tuesday, the last time a Chicago police officer was shot was November 27 in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. In February, the Tribune reported that gangs in Back of the Yards and Brighton Park were increasingly using rifles.

Trump tax plan: Relief for his voters but lots of unknowns
But it's clear that the most significant changes are the tax cuts from the top-the wealthiest corporations and individuals. Over President Donald Trump's first 100 days, we're asking him questions that our audience wants answers to.

Can the Bruins take Game 6 from the Senators? NHL Predictions 4/23/17
D Fredrik Claesson was added to the lineup. "I think giving (Wideman) a little break will help him", Sens coach Guy Boucher said. During the power play, it was MacArthur who scored the power play goal to win the game for the Senators 3-2 and end the series .

Wendy's granted his request on Tuesday even though he fell short of the Ohio-based company's demand of 18 million retweets. "It shows the importance of reacting quickly to trending topics on social media".

"Wendy's leveraged the unique conversation that happens only on Twitter into national prominence for their brand, creating a call for Retweets that inspired unprecedented engagement", the tech firm said. "A man needs his nuggs", surpassed US TV star Ellen DeGeneres' "Oscars selfie" from 2014 that featured a host of Hollywood stars, to reach top spot. During the show, she took a selfie with actors include Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Jared Leto, Julia Roberts and Lupita Nyong'o. While it's nowhere near 18 million, it was enough to break the record for the most retweets and impress the fast-food chain.

Even her mock PSA failed to stop Carter's momentum. It's an earnest plea for chicken nuggets.

Wendy's said that when Mr Wilkerson broke the record, it would donate $100,000 (£78,000) to charity. He is also selling T-shirts on his website, with a promise that all proceeds go to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

Share