A hopeful romantic on the internet—no, not Tom Hanks—is looking to court Hollywood Sweetheart Meg Ryan and make a real life rom com. Nick (which also happens to be her ex-husband Dennis Quaid's character's name in The Parent Trap… coincidence?), a humble man of 38 years, posted a Craigslist Missed Connection to see if anyone out there had a connection to Ryan.
The Missed Connection is rather tender, filled with smiley emoticons rather than Craigslist's more common "8===>" ones, but the aloofness of the "lol"s is embarrassing for all involved.
Nick knows it's far-fetched, but he's seen enough Meg Ryan movies (or read enough of The Secret) to know that good things will come if he "[puts] this out there in the world and [sees] what comes back."
A simple Google search of "Meg Ryan single" suggests that she is unattached, having recently split with John Cougar Mellencamp.
This wouldn't be the first time somebody who looks like Meg Ryan falls in love with a stranger, but it would be the first time it wasn't with Tom Hanks.
If romcom rules apply, what happens next is obvious—Ryan will hear about this post from a chatty sidekick (a Carrie Fisher or a Rosie O'Donnell), and while apprehensive at first, she'll begin to chat conservatively with Nick before realizing that they understand each other ways in nobody else can.
After chatting for a long time, the two will summon the courage to meet, and it'll be the first day of the rest of their lives.