• Twitter released its list of most retweeted tweets of the year.
  • No. 1 was a teen seeking free Wendy’s nuggets, which has been retweeted more than 3.6 million times.
  • Wendy’s told the teen that it would take 18 million retweets for him to get free “nuggs.”

Twitter has released its list of most retweeted tweets of the year — and a teen seeking Wendy’s nuggets took the top slot.

On Tuesday, Twitter tweeted out a countdown of 2017’s top tweets. No. 1 was all about Wendy’s nuggets.

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In May, Carter Wilkerson officially became the author of the tweet with the most retweets in Twitter history — more than 3,433,000 — taking the crown from the previous record-holder, Ellen DeGeneres, who got more than 3,430,000 retweets on a star-studded selfie at the Oscars. As of December, the tweet has passed the 3.6 million retweet mark.

On April 5, Wilkerson asked Wendy’s how many retweets he would need to get free chicken nuggets for a year. The fast-food chain said it would take 18 million retweets.

Wilkerson’s tweet — “HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS” — quickly went viral as people attempted to help the teen reach the seemingly impossible goal.

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