The top 10 most retweeted posts of 2017

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Image: Carter Wilkerson got his free nuggets, even though he didn't hit the 18m target

An American football player's plea for free chicken nuggets for a year has become 2017's most retweeted tweet in the UK.

Carter Wilkerson asked fast food chain Wendy's how many retweets he would need for free chicken nuggets for a year, and they set a high bar of 18 million.

Although he didn't make that, he did overtake Ellen DeGeneres to be the owner of the most retweeted tweet of all time, and in the end, he got his nuggets too.

He got retweeted more than 3.6 million times.

HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3

— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017

Who else made the list among UK users?

:: 2 – Ariana Grande's tweet in response to the Manchester terror attack

broken.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017

:: 3 – Jermain Defoe's tweet in tribute to Bradley Lowery

Sleep tight little one… 💙 pic.twitter.com/iGqLXdvlVi

— Jermain Defoe (@IAmJermainDefoe) July 8, 2017

:: 4 – Barack Obama's message of equality

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…" pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017

:: 5 – Former footballer Andy Johnson's tweet to end the stigma of mental health

It's time to #EndTheStigma and talk about #MentalHealth. For every RT, I'll donate 10p to @MindCharity in @AaronLennon12's name. #topman pic.twitter.com/5el5GTRZg0

— Andy Johnson (@AndyJohnson08) May 3, 2017

:: 6 – Jeremy Clarkson's entry to the dabbing trend

Dab on it wagwan x 💯 pic.twitter.com/pGvtjSHL5p

— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 24, 2017

:: 7 – PC Dave Wise's effort to raise awareness for suicide prevention

UK's suicide prevention line – 116 123
Will you retweet and possibly save a life?

— PC Dave Wise (@CopThatCooks) October 9, 2017

:: 8 – Peter Crouch's quip about spending time with "family"

Summer for me is about time with family . pic.twitter.com/dtft1CZoyl

— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) June 19, 2017

:: 9 – @LucidWhim's bid to raise awareness for breast cancer

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Tweeting this because my young daughter is fighting breast cancer. If it gets 1 retweet it might save a life. pic.twitter.com/tESVytpl7C

— Fiona J (@LucidWhim) September 17, 2017

:: 10 – A Jeremy Corbyn video rounds off the UK top 10

when you walk back into the sesh after throwing up pic.twitter.com/xTXyxORyYc

— the binch whomst stole christmas (@officiaIwinemom) June 13, 2017