A tweet from a 16-year-old who needed a yr’s free provide of hen nuggets was the UK’s most retweeted of 2017.

After quick meals chain Wendy’s set Carter Wilkerson a goal of 18m retweets to get the meals, he tweeted: “Assist me please. A person wants his nuggs.”

And the web stepped up. It has been shared three.6m occasions globally and is now the most retweeted post of all time.

Jeremy Clarkson and Jermain Defoe additionally seem on the UK’s 2017 record.


In April, the teenager told Newsbeat it was “tremendous enjoyable” to see his tweet get so many retweets.

Wendy’s went on to present Carter the free provide – regardless of him not receiving the set goal.

Second on the record was Ariana Grande responding to the terror attack at her live performance in Manchester in Might, which was shared 1.1m occasions worldwide.

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After the present she wrote: “Damaged. From the underside of my coronary heart, I’m so so sorry. I haven’t got phrases.”

Jermain Defoe’s tribute to his “greatest pal” Bradley Lowery completes the highest three with 240,000 retweets.

After the six-year-old died, following a battle with a uncommon sort of most cancers in July, the footballer tweeted: “Sleep tight baby.”

Fourth on the record was a tweet from former US President Barack Obama, who captioned an image of kids from totally different ethnic backgrounds with a message of equality.


Regardless of having a complete of 1.1m retweets, fewer of these customers have been primarily based within the UK than those that shared Jermain Defoe’s tweet.

Former footballer Andy Johnson is fifth on the UK record after he supported Aaron Lennon as he battled with psychological well being points.


He is intently adopted by Jeremy Clarkson dabbing, a police officer who raised awareness for a suicide prevention line and Peter Crouch suggesting a picture of him with giraffes was spending “time with household” which all have greater than 100,000 shares.

The highest 10 is rounded off with an image elevating consciousness of how to spot breast cancer and a tweet with a caption to a video of Jeremy Corbyn clapping his fingers as he walks down some stairs.


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