As most people at this stage now know, Ellen DeGeneres broke the record for the most retweets ever following her star studded selfie at the Oscars three years ago.

The snap, taken by Bradley Cooper, featured Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey and Brad Pitt among others and went on to make the record books with almost 3.5 million retweets.

Well it's now a case of move aside Ellen, after a teenage boy made Twitter history with his post begging fast-food chain Wendy's for a free one-year supply of chicken nuggets.

Sixteen-year old Carter Wilkerson from Nevada in the United States now holds the official record for the most retweets after he jokingly asked back in April how many retweets it would take to get the nuggets.

Wendy's replied with a target of 18 million, which prompted the hashtag #NuggsforCarter and the tweet went viral.

Although he hasn't reached anywhere near 18 million, he still did enough for his tweet to make it into the Guinness Book of World records after it surpassed Ellen's tally.

Naturally there was some good natured rivalry with Ellen while he attempted to steal her title, but admitted he had no agenda as "he just wanted chicken nuggets".

After receiving support from celebrities and a number of corporations, Wilkerson decided to take his new found fame a step further and turned #NuggsforCarter into a fundraising campaign.

With the retweet record broken, Wendy's have said that it will now give Wilkerson free chicken nuggets for a year.

They have also said they would donate $100,000 in his name to the fostering and adoption charity, Dave Thomas Foundation.