KFC follows exactly 11 Herbs and Spices on Twitter, and social media is eating it up

Twitter has gone crazy for the hilarious social media marketing ploy.

— -- The Colonel follows exactly 11 users on Twitter, and today one savvy social media user found out the hilarious and punny reason.

The original tweet revealing the fast food chain's genius marketing move was first posted by @edgette22 and was favorited more than 484,000 times and retweeted over 200,000 times as of midday Friday.

The chief brand officer of Ford even made an incredible offer to the anonymous person behind the move. "To whomever runs the KFC Twitter account and thought of this. Call me whenever you need a job. You a genius," Musa Tariq tweeted.

KFC did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment, and the person behind the marketing move remains anonymous.