Twitter reveals the UK’s most retweeted posts of the year
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A man’s quest for free chicken nuggets was the most retweeted post of 2017 in the UK on Twitter, the social site has revealed. In April, Carter Wilkerson asked US fast food chain Wendy’s how many retweets he would need in order to receive free nuggets for a year. His post of their reply – asking for 18 million – has been retweeted more than 3.6 million times since. The post is now the most retweeted in the social media site’s history, and the food chain has agreed to award Wilkerson his nuggets. Wilkerson’s post topped the list ahead of singer Ariana Grande’s response to the terror attack following her concert at the MEN Arena in Manchester in May, in which the US star said she was “broken”. Footballer Jermain Defoe’s “sleep tight little one” tribute to Bradley Lowery was the third most retweeted post of the year in the UK. The young Sunderland fan had formed a touching bond with the striker during an awareness campaign for cancer in young children, but died of neuroblastoma in July. Former US president Barack Obama was fourth among UK users with his message of equality that “no one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion”, which has in total been retweeted more than 1.7 million times globally.
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