A foreigner is stirring up a storm on China’s social media with a plea for help in finding a girl he met while traveling in Hangzhou. Originally posted on RenRen, netizens are finding the young student’s dedication to love and forwardness cute and inspiring.
The text on the left reads as follows:
Friends, please do me a favor?
As everyone knows, the power of the internet in the 21st century is very formidable. For that reason, I want to use the internet to help me find a very important girl to me.
A few days ago, I was traveling in Hangzhou and met a Chinese girl who also happened to be traveling. We briefly got along together for 2 day, she was really a great girl, and over those 2 days we found we liked each other more and more. She gave me her contact information, but when we left to return to our own cities, my cellphone was unfortunately stolen. In this way, I lost all means of contacting her.
Therefore, can everyone please help me by posting this message and picture onto your RenRen profiles? Maybe one day she will see this, and she can find me. If everyone helps to do this, maybe I really can find her. I know the odds are small, but this is my only opportunity to meet her again.
While the text he is holding in the picture reads:
My RenRen name is Ilya. The girl’s name is Alice, and she’s 22 years old. I don’t know much else about her. But I really hope one day I can find her. This may seem trivial to all of you, but it is very important to me.
Netizens have forwarded the request an astounding 30,000 times as of writing, putting it at the top of today’s trending topics. Obviously the fact that he’s a foreigner (who speaks Chinese to boot!) is pivotal in all of this, though the internet hate machine does love a good love story every once in a while.
A few comments have been translated below, with the naysayers being highlighted as the majority of comments were in strong support of his efforts and were pretty boring.
Dude, just check your cellphone statement, okay?
Man, foreigners are really straightforward…
Foreigners all come to China to pick up girls, leaving China’s bachelors to endure life alone…
How can we be certain he wants to find her? Maybe he wants to kill her? Or maybe after he finds her and she rejects him he’ll kill her?
Forwarded! Help this handsome brother! That moving letter is hopefully the start to his love story!
This type of love is the best, I trust he will find her. Mighty Weibo, displaying its genuine use!