Teen seeks 18 million retweets to win a year of free Wendy's chicken nuggets

Look out, Ellen DeGeneres -- Carter Wilkerson is coming after you.

A tweet by the beloved television host currently holds the Twitter record for the most retweeted tweet of all time with her famous 2014 Oscar selfie.

The star-filled photo had garnered 3,281,193 retweets as of April 10.

Considering that even the most retweeted tweet of all time didn't even breach 3.3 million, 16-year-old Carter Wilkerson's mission looks like it may have been doomed from the start.

The Reno, Nevada, teen tweeted at the official Wendy's account -- which has become known for its biting sense of humor -- to ask them how many retweets he would need to lock down free chicken nuggets for a whole year.

Their answer? 18 million -- almost six times Ellen's record.

If that has you feeling hopeless about Wilkerson's chances of snagging the sweet deal, consider this.

Just five days after he began his quest for nuggs, his tweet has accrued 2.3 million retweets, many from companies like Google and Amazon who have large followings on the social media platform.

See people supporting Wilkerson on Twitter:

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@Microsoft Feeling lucky, @carterjwm? #NuggsForCarter https://t.co/pYqVV6rBh3
Live your best life, Carter. Follow your dreams. #NuggsForCarter https://t.co/PbHd9JMQjE
You got this. #NuggsForCarter https://t.co/8bjizeCHUq
"Let me get a number 2, a number 1, and... 18 million Retweets." https://t.co/SrzXZ0dYYr
Nuggets ARE very tasty. Good luck! https://t.co/1cBByLGuMa
#NuggsForCarter this is amazing 😂
Hey @carterjwm, sorry you have @ATT. Switch to @TMobile & I'll give you a year of free @Wendys chicken nuggets myse… https://t.co/grofbu3yFY
Mmmmmmmmmm... Nuggets...... How about you, @Xbox and @PlayStation? #NuggsForCarter https://t.co/o13CrSPuMv
Next time I eat these they better be free @Wendys https://t.co/ZvxwpiLAeD
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Victoria's Secret angel Martha Hunt even jumped in on the trend and offered to buy the teen a Frosty should he secure his 18 million retweets.

If you're still having doubts that the enterprising teen will be able to hit his goal, just know that even the fast-food giant says it still believes in him.

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