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Teen seeks 18 million retweets to win a year of free Wendy's chicken nuggets

AOL logoAOL 11/04/2017 Alex Lasker

© Provided by AOL Inc. Look out, Ellen DeGeneres -- Carter Wilkerson is coming after you.

A tweet by the beloved television host currently holds the Twitter record for the most retweeted tweet of all time with her famous 2014 Oscar selfie.

The star-filled photo had garnered 3,281,193 retweets as of April 10.

Considering that even the most retweeted tweet of all time didn't even breach 3.3 million, 16-year-old Carter Wilkerson's mission looks like it may have been doomed from the start.

The Reno, Nevada, teen tweeted at the official Wendy's account -- which has become known for its biting sense of humor -- to ask them how many retweets he would need to lock down free chicken nuggets for a whole year.

Their answer? 18 million -- almost six times Ellen's record.

If that has you feeling hopeless about Wilkerson's chances of snagging the sweet deal, consider this.

Just five days after he began his quest for nuggs, his tweet has accrued 2.3 million retweets, many from companies like Google and Amazon who have large followings on the social media platform.

Victoria's Secret angel Martha Hunt even jumped in on the trend and offered to buy the teen a Frosty should he secure his 18 million retweets.

If you're still having doubts that the enterprising teen will be able to hit his goal, just know that even the fast-food giant says it still believes in him.

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