What recently broke Twitter's retweet record?

Answer: a hankerin' for chicken nuggets

by / May 11, 2017

In 2014, Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar selfie tweet was the most most-retweeted post ever with 3.4 million — but someone now has her beat.

As of May 10, high school student Carter Wilkerson's tweet asking for the Twitterverse's help in getting him free Wendy's chicken nuggets for a year stood at 3.6 million.

As Engadget points out, he didn't achieve this through purely grass-roots support — a corporate pile-on from Wendy's helped him reach the milestone, just as Samsung did for DeGeneres in 2014.