When Facebook suggested Belgian film student Victor Van Rossem to be friends with a certain Neal D Retke, a man with a beard living in Austin, Texas, he was intrigued.

Why would Facebook suggest a stranger? Could they really be friends? Instead of sending a simple friend request, Victor jumped on a plane and went searching for Neal to see if Facebook was right.

The hilarious and pretty absurd short movie ‘Neal D Retke For President!’ documents Victor’s search for Neal and for friendship.

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All he knew is that this guy lived somewhere in Austin

So he went over there

And asked people if they had seen Neal

Put up posters

Found someone who knew Neal…

…but thought it was a prank

Watch the documentary to see what happens next!