Clarkston teen needs 530K retweets for round-trip ticket to see girlfriend in Canada

Posted at 10:21 PM, May 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-05 10:06:33-04

A Clarkston teen is admittedly "taking a shot in the dark" by asking a Canadian airline to front the costs for him to visit his girlfriend in Newfoundland, Canada.

C.J. Poirier, 19, tweeted out on Tuesday, May 1, "@AirCanada How many retweets to get a free round trip flight to Newfoundland and see my girlfriend?"

According to the teen, the airline responded with a number. 

530,000 retweets would get the romantic hopeful to Newfoundland to see his love, Becca. And he's started a hashtag for the movement: #530KforBecca. 

With 26,000 tweets so far by Friday evening, Poirier said he's trying to average at least 2,200 retweets an hour over the next 10 days to reach his goal.