A tweet from a teenager asking a US fast food chain for a year’s supply of chicken nuggets has become the most retweeted ever. Carter Wilkerson’s plea broke Ellen DeGeneres’ record when he passed 3,490,249 retweets on Tuesday. A spokesperson for Wendy’s said: “We didn’t expect Carter’s response, and we couldn’t anticipate the overwhelming support he has received.” The company has donated $100,000 (£78,000) to charity in his name. ‘Consider it done’ On 5 April, the 16-year-old from Reno, Nevada, tweeted Wendy’s asking how many retweets he would need to get a year’s free supply of chicken nuggets. The fast food chain replied within a minute: “18 million.” “Consider it done,” Mr Wilkerson replied. He then posted a screenshot of the tweets with the call “HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS.” The tweet quickly went viral, reaching 1 million retweets in two days. It was shared by global companies including Apple Music, Microsoft, Amazon, Google and Twitter itself, and celebrities including Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul. Other companies replied to the teenager with their own offers, including United Airlines, which said it would fly him to a Wendy’s restaurant in any of the cities it serves.message had reached 2.6 million retweets. “Stop it right now,” she joked. “I worked so hard to set that record… and this guy asked for nuggets?” “One moment the nation is reacting to a snap election, the next we are rallying behind a teenager who just really, really likes a chicken nugget,” commented Twitter’s UK managing director, Dara Nasr.