The ‘Nuggs for Carter’ kid is finally getting his free chicken nuggets (and a Guinness World Record)

You remember Carter Wilkerson, right? He’s the 16-year-old kid who took to his Twitter back in April and asked Wendy’s how many retweets it would take to win free chicken nuggets for a year. Their response? “18 million,” to which Wilkerson responded, “Consider it done.”

Fast forward a couple of months later, and Wilkerson is now the most retweeted tweet of all-time, and “that’s good for the nuggets” and a $100,000 donation in the hungry teenager’s name to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, according to Wendy’s themselves.

While it may not be the 18 million retweets Wilkerson had originally set out for, 3,499,678 retweets are still pretty impressive, and it was enough to beat out Ellen DeGeneres’ infamous Oscar selfie tweet from 2014, which currently has 3,433,886 retweets.

Here’s to you and your newfound year-supply of Wendy’s chicken nuggets, Carter. Care to share some with us?

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