You may remember that last month, a teen by the name of Carter Wilkerson went viral for his tweet asking the internet to help him win a free year's supply of Wendy's chicken nuggets.

The internet jumped to his aid. Soon, Wilkerson's tweet had been shared so many times that it came close to surpassing Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar selfie tweet as the most retweeted tweet of all time.


Ellen caught wind that her tweet might be upstaged by a plea for nuggets, and had Wilkerson on her show to confront him. (Jokingly, of course.)

On Tuesday, it became official. Guinness World Records tweeted that Carter Wilkerson's plea for chicken nuggets had officially been retweeted more than Ellen's Oscar selfie.


Though it didn't ~quite~ reach the 18 million Wendy's originally asked for, breaking a world record for retweets seems to have been close enough. Wendy's tweeted that Carter Wilkerson would receive his chicken nuggets. They tweeted a photo of the teen decked out in a #NuggsForCarter T-shirt.

If that isn't an inspiring success story, I don't know what is.

Sources: Buzzfeed