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Dude Begs for Retweets To Get Free Wendy's Chicken Nuggets and It's Working

Retweets for Chicken Nuggets
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While McDonald's is busy dealing with rabid Rick and Morty fans demanding the return of Szechuan sauce, Wendy's is dealing with an incredible deluge of tweets after the company's pithy Twitter account made an unrealistic promise. 

Carter Wilkerson tweeted to Wendy's asking how many retweets he needs to earn free chicken nuggets for a year. Wendy's replied to the absurd request citing 18 million as his target. (For 18 million he should be asking for free chicken nuggets for life.)

It's an impossible number. The most retweeted tweet of all time is Ellen DeGeneres's Oscar tweet, which has 3.2 million retweets. Nonetheless, he's giving it a go. 

Wilkerson has done a noble job. He has collected more than 650,000 retweets in a little over a day. Yet even he recognizes the impossibility of the task and began negotiating. Wednesday morning, he promised Wendy's he'd never eat at another fast food chain if they made the goal 180,000 retweets.

Wendy's didn't approve his request, but the company has given props to his hustle. Now, he's well beyond that self-imposed goal of 180,000 and has a full 3.6 percent of the 18 million retweet goal.

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Dustin Nelson is a News Writer with Thrillist. He holds a Guinness World Record but has never met the fingernail lady. Follow him @dlukenelson.