Great Job, Internet!: Millions of people band together to get a kid free Wendy’s chicken nuggets
If there’s one thing Americans love more than fast food, it’s a determined underdog facing off against the big corporations that shovel it down our throats. Hence the drama currently surrounding Nevada teenager Carter Wilkerson, a kid with a simple desire: Score a year’s free supply of Wendy’s chicken nuggets. Prostrating himself before the Frosty queen, Wilkerson asked the company’s corporate Twitter account how many retweets he’d need to secure to obtain his breaded prize. Like the cruel Greek gods tormenting brave Hercules, though, the company’s social media account tasked Wilkerson with a seemingly impossible quota: 18 million, a.k.a six times more than any tweet, ever.
HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3
— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017
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