Carter Wilkerson has more than 3 million retweets

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Some kid jokingly aiming for free chicken nuggets for a year from Wendy's was just the kind of thing you figured would be in and out of the zeitgeist like so many viral promposals.

It was his fondness for nuggets that inspired Wilkerson to ask Wendy's how many retweets he needed to get free chicken nuggets for a year. United even offered to fly him to any Wendy's in the world if he reached the 18-million threshold.

"Consider it done", replied Wilkerson, despite having only 150 Twitter followers at the time.

The post, which read "Help me please".

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Nor did he likely expect to unseat DeGeneres' tweet of a star-studded selfie from the 2014 Oscars, which previously held the record for the most retweets. Wendy's, playing along, set the bar high: 18 million. Thanks to you're help and support we were able to raise $100k for @DTFA and beat @TheEllenShow record!

"Now let's get to 18mil!" This milestone has brought greater attention to Twitter TWTR, +0.33% and Wendy's Co. He is also selling T-shirts on his website, with a promise that all proceeds go to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

Well, now Carter has topped Ellen's tweet with over 3.45 million retweets!

Carter appeared on Ms DeGeneres' show last month.

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And on Tuesday, the teen surpassed the TV host and Wendy's has made good on their part of the deal, donating the $100,000 to the charity, as well as rewarding Carter with his well-earned nuggs.

It's not every day when someone breaks the all-time record for the most retweets on Twitter while also managing to save America's foster children.

Watch the clip (below) to see what might be the last of the chicken nugget loving teen!

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