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Teenager Carter Wilkerson's plea for free chicken nuggets now most-retweeted tweet of all time: 'Help me please. A man needs his nuggs'

A Twitter plea from Nevada teen Carter Wilkerson for a year of free chicken nuggets from Wendy's is now the most retweeted post of all time.

Carter asked the fast food chain on Twitter last month how many retweets it would take for him to get free nuggets for a year.

Wendy's replied "18 million". "Consider it done," Carter responded.

Carter's screenshot of the exchange with the plea "HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS" has moved past Ellen DeGeneres' viral tweet from the 2014 Oscars on Tuesday with more than 3.4 million retweets.

Twitter confirmed the record to The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Wendy's says Carter has earned the nuggets despite not hitting the 18 million mark.

Carter appeared on Ms DeGeneres' show last month.

She gave him a year's worth of Ellen-branded underwear and a television, but threatened to take the gifts back if he passed her.

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