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That chicken nugget kid is going to break Ellen’s Twitter record, isn’t he?

86th Annual Academy Awards – Show

In this handout photo provided by Ellen DeGeneres, host Ellen DeGeneres poses for a selfie taken by Bradley Cooper with (clockwise from L-R) Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, Angelina Jolie, Peter Nyong’o Jr. and Bradley Cooper during the 86th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, Calif.

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As of Thursday, April 20 at 4:25 p.m., all that stood between Carter Wilkerson and internet glory was a measly 197,717 retweets.

That was the deficit between his plea for a year’s worth of chicken nuggets from Wendy’s and a selfie taken by Ellen Degeneres at the 2014 Academy Awards featuring — brace yourself — Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, Angelina Jolie, Peter Nyong’o Jr. and Bradley Cooper.

By 4:30, the Reno, Nevada teen had accumulated another 747 retweets. Don’t be surprised if, come Monday, there’s a new world record holder for most retweets.

What does this mean for us? In the grand scheme of things, absolutely nothing.

People will still keep moving to Portland.

Silicon Valley will continue throwing money at objectively terrible ideas, so long as there’s promise of “disruption.”

And the Trail Blazers will still be 0-2 in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

Wilkerson’s legacy, at least in the short-term, will be the proliferation of tweets begging #brands for favors in return for “rts.”

Not that it’s necessarily a bad thing. #brands try to leverage social media interactions in their favor all the time. Having the general public latch onto Wilkerson’s gimmick for a few months isn’t going to hurt anyone. 

But when — it’s no longer a question of “if” — Wilkerson’s tweet…

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