A desire for Wendy's nuggets led to a social media phenomenon. / Wendy's A desire for Wendy's nuggets led to a social media phenomenon. / Wendy's
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Wendy’s Wins as #NuggsForCarter Is the Top Twitter Retweet of 2017

What do a former U.S. president, LeBron James and a guy with an insatiable appetite for chicken nuggets have in common? They all made the biggest splash on Twitter this year.

Twitter on Tuesday released its top trending people and topics for 2017, ranging from sports to politics to Korean boy bands.

The number one tweet came from Carter Wilkerson, who begged people to retweet him so that he could get a year’s worth of free chicken nuggets from Wendy’s. He fell short of the 18 million bar set by the fast-food chain, but Wendy’s gave Wilkerson the nuggets anyway for the effort.

Coming in second with 1.7 million retweets was President Barack Obama, who took three of the top 10 spots on the list.

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