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ICYMI: A teenager named Carter Wilkerson is currently trying to get a year's supply of free chicken nuggets from Wendy's. All he has to do, Wendy's official Twitter account confirmed, is get 18 million people to RT this tweet:

In eight days, he's already almost 1/6th of the way there. Not only could this kid actually win a year's worth of free chicken nuggets, but he's on his way to having the most retweeted tweet of all time. In 2017, that's basically the Nobel Prize.

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One problem: the tweet currently holding that record, at approx 3.3 million RT's, is Ellen DeGeneres' famous 2014 Oscars selfie. And she's not happy at the idea of being dethroned by a teen.

Earlier today, DeGeneres shared a clip from today's episode of her talk show The Ellen Show on Twitter. "Not today, nugget boy," she captioned it, and tagged Wilkerson.

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"I'm angry," says the comedian in the clip. "I'm angry because I worked so hard to set that record." She then makes a pretty strong case for why she should hold on to the esteemed title:

First I got my own sitcom, and then I came out, and then I lost everything... then I came back with my talk show and became so popular they asked me to host the Oscars... and then I gathered all the biggest stars into one selfie and I challenged the world to share it. And boom! I achieved my goal of the most retweeted tweet of all time. And this guy asked for nuggets??

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But Carter is not about to give up his fight just because Ellen asked him to. He tweeted this response, explaining that Wendy's just upped their offer:

If Wilkerson beats DeGeneres, Wendy's has agreed to donate $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. This makes it pretty tricky to side with Ellen. But she proposed this compromise: if everyone who RT's Carter's nugget tweet also RT's Ellen's Oscars tweet, they can share the victory.

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Plus, if they tie, Ellen will throw in a bonus prize. "If I can ride your coat tails to 18 million retweets I'll give you a year's supply of Ellen underwear and this 55-inch Roku TV," she promised Carter.

It's pretty clear to me that what must do, as good citizens of the world, is simple: we must retweet them both. Think of the children! Think of Carter's free Ellen underwear!

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And Carter, if you're reading this: we have the same last name and are probably distant cousins. So please, if and when you win those nuggets, please don't forget to share the wealth. I mean, we're family.