It’s the end of the year which means that all of our favorite social media platforms are rolling out their 2017 year stats. Instagram’s top 10 most liked pictures are split between only three users, but Twitter’s most retweeted tweets are more diverse and a tad sad.
A lot of the most retweeted posts are in relation to natural disasters or horrible events that occurred this year.
So strap in and see what celebs, athletes, politicians and average people went viral in 2017.
10. Seth Joesph, who got famous on Vine, tweeted about suicide awareness. He asked his followers to retweet his tweet with the national suicide hotline number. Rapper Logic hit peak popularity thanks to his tweet about the suicide hotline.
9. NFL player Sam Martin’s tweet about donating dog food to the animals displaced after Hurricane Harvey in Houston. For every retweet, he would donate six pounds of food with a cap of $10,000.
Leo and I are donating 6 lbs of dog food to Houston for every retweet this gets!!!! RT RT RT RT!! pic.twitter.com/bcTT905knP
— Sam (@SamMartin_6) August 31, 2017
8. Barack Obama’s last tweet sent out as the President of the United States.
It's been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man.
— President Obama (@POTUS44) January 20, 2017
7. When Cleveland Cavalier’s and NBA star LeBron James called President Donald Trump a “bum” sparking a ton of memes.
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
6. Linkin Park’s first tweet honoring the death of their frontman Chester Bennington.
— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) July 20, 2017
5. Barack Obama’s second tweet to make the list is his final line in his farewell address as President.
Thank you for everything. My last ask is the same as my first. I'm asking you to believe—not in my ability to create change, but in yours.
— President Obama (@POTUS44) January 11, 2017
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
3. Pennsylvania State University’s Interfraternity Council’s tweet pledging to donate 15 cents for every retweet to Houston relief takes the third spot.
With the current devastation in Houston, we are pledging $0.15 for every RT this gets! Please forward this along to help out those in need! pic.twitter.com/lodyOBE0eG
— Penn State IFC (@PennStateIFC) August 30, 2017
2. Obama’s third and last tweet on the top ten list is the tweet he posted after the white nationalists marched in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"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
1. The most retweeted tweet of 2017 is from Carter Wilkerson. He tweeted at Wendy’s asking how many retweets he needed for free chicken nuggets. Not only is his tweet the most retweeted tweet of 2017, but it’s the most retweeted of all time. He ended up getting free nuggets don’t worry.
HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3
— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017
This year had a lot of ups and downs, but at least Carter got his nuggets.