DailyMail- John Correa, 18, posted the photo to Twitter on Saturday showing bags of chicken nuggets buckled in the front seat of his car alongside the caption: 'Today was my last day working at Burger King so I took all of their nuggets, f*** it.'
The image was retweeted more than 23,000 times, however everything was not as it appeared.
Correa, a senior at Braddock High School, who still works at the Miami Burger King told Local 10 that he had posted the picture for a greater purpose.
He was reportedly shocked when news outlets began sharing the photo without getting the story straight first.
'I just wanted to bring attention to how easily people are influenced by what they see on social media,' he told Local 10.
Correa said that he had taken the photo after his manager asked him to pick up some extra chicken nuggets from another Burger King location.
Oh, is that what you wanted to do John? Just showcase the gullibility of people on the internet? Guess you won there. You did get 23,000 retweets. Men lie, women lie, numbers don't. But let me let you in on a little secret, that's not all you did. You also tricked us into thinking you had actually done something cool and funny for once in your life. Good thing we know better now. Know what else you did? You fooled us into thinking that you used to work at Burger King. Good thing you just publicized that you still do. Know what else you did? Proved that not only do you work at Burger King, but you're basically their packing mule. Just getting sent around town collecting and transporting chicken nuggets that you'll never get to bring home for yourself. Strapping them into seat belts and shit so you don't compromise the safety of Burger King's bargain basement value meals. And to think I actually viewed this kid as a hero for taking a stand and at least getting something out of his shitty, unfulfilling job at a fast food joint. Nope. He's still frying up $1 boxes of frozen poultry. Hey, at least he got to pull that sweet prank on us. I'm sure that will make him feel a little bit better as he tries to cleanse himself of the smell of french fries before hanging out with his college bound buddies.