A search for love or another internet hoax?
A man, known only as "Bus Guy", posted to a Facebook community board on Wednesday with the hopes of finding the "quirky girl" he met on a bus on New Year's Eve.
"Bus Guy" wrote he and a girl wearing a black dress with pink boots both got on the 200 bus at Camp Hill in Brisbane's south where they struck up a conversation that "made the bus ride feel impossibly fast".
"We spoke so effortlessly about all kinds of random nonsense," he wrote to the Byron Bay Community Board, the town where she told him she'd lived before coming to Brisbane to study.
The post has been shared more than 3500 times since Wednesday, with more than 150 comments cheering on "Bus Guy" to find the girl he met only briefly.
"Bus Guy" said he "choked up" when they both got off the bus at the Cultural Centre in South Bank, and didn't ask for the fair-skinned, dark-haired woman's name or number.
"When we stood up to get off the bus, we accidentally touched hands and you jokingly made a cute "Oh my!" type gesture," he wrote.
"After getting off, we shook hands and stared into each others' eyes for a moment before parting ways.
"I choked up, I just couldn't do it. Never have I been more annoyed at myself.
"The regret is eating me alive as I know that I may never see you a second time."
While "Bus Guy" said it was a long shot posting to the Byron Bay Community Board, but he desperately wanted to meet the woman, who he believed was in her early 20s.
"You were just so damn fun and adorable. I've never been so curious about and so enthralled by anyone in my life," he wrote.
"I need to see those pink boots again. Coffee?"
Commenters encouraged "Bus Guy" not to lose hope in his quest.
"Following! Love the post and comments! You all are beautiful really! Fingers crossed for u (sic) Bus Guy! Cutest thing Iv (sic) seen in a long while! Xx," wrote one supporter.
"This made me smile. I hope you meet her again, if not, maybe she just came into your life so your (sic) prepared when the right one does and you won't think twice about getting her phone number," another commenter wrote.
Some called for "Bus Guy" to reveal his identity to help him find "quirky girl" faster, however he said he wanted to remain anonymous.
"You need a photo of yourself so she knows who's looking for her! Just in case she spoke with others …," wrote one woman.
"This is in no way a hoax, I promise. Just want to remain anonymous. At least for now anyway," "Bus Guy" replied.
Fairfax media attempted to contact "Bus Guy" to verify his story.