Tis the season, kids. No, I am not talking about the holiday season, though it is that. I am talking about the season where we get to take a look at a bunch of year-end lists and see what sort of year 2017 has been.
You’ve got your most popular Google Play apps, movies, etc. of 2017.
You’ve got your 50 best places to work in 2017.
You’ve got your most liked Instagram posts of 2017.
And now, Twitter has revealed the most retweeted tweets of 2017 giving us yet another peek into what an absolute shitshow 2017 has truly been. (And here most of thought it couldn’t get any worse than 2016.)
Here are the top 10, listed from 10th to first, beginning with someone actually trying to do some good with regard to something very disturbing…
Number nine of the list shows Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin trying to help out those in need thanks to Hurricane Harvey.
Eighth on the list was Barack Obama’s farewell to the nation as his Presidency came to a close.
LeBron James’ hilarious clapback at President Trump for “rescinding” his invitation to the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors was the seventh most retweeted tweet of 2017.
Linkin Park’s sad tribute to front man Chester Bennington, who committed suicide, came in sixth on the list.
Barack Obama makes the list for a second time, this time for his request that Americans continue to try to affect positive change even after he has left his Office.
Number four is Ariana Grande’s tweet following 22 people being senselessly killed by a bomb at her concert in Manchester, England. This was also the second most “liked tweet of 2017.
The third most retweeted tweet of 2017 once again was an effort to assist those in and around Houston affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The second most retweeted tweet of 2017 sees Barack Obama making the list for a third time. This tweet was in response to the violence that took place at the “Unity the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was also 2017’s most “liked” tweet.
And finally, the number one most retweeted tweet of 2017 goes to… 17-year-old Carter Wilkerson. Yes, our most retweeted tweet of 2017 was about a teen trying to score a year’s worth of free nuggets from Wendy’s.
Wilkinson also broke the record for most retweeted tweet of all time, but came up short of the 18 million retweets Wendy’s required to get his free nuggets. (They ended up giving them to him anyway.)
One name that was conspicuously missing from the list of most retweeted tweets of 2017? The guy who makes news almost daily on the social media platform, Donald J. Trump.
Oh well, I am sure over the next three years he will keep trying.