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Woman puts up posters in NY subway to find "missing love"

February 12, 2014 10:00 IST

Woman puts up posters in NY subway to find "missing love"

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Chilean artist Maria Vila hopes to trace the love of her life, hopefully just in time for Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day round the corner, a woman has put up 300 posters all across New York's subway stations looking for a man she fell in love with while riding on a train.

A chance encounter in the city's subway motivated Maria Vila to find love that went missing and it is the way she is going about it that has been getting attention.

Peculiar new posters have been surfacing in several New York City subway stations that claim to be looking for a "missing love".

The advertisement tells New Yorkers to "pay attention" because someone's heart is at stake.

Vila, an artist from Chile whose missed connection underground, has launched the crusade.

"I saw this guy in the subway and I thought 'he's so beautiful,'" Vila told PIX11 TV, recounting the day she had her encounter. "I want to connect with him."

However, the mystery man vanished in the crowd before Vila could approach him.

"I lost him and I was like oh my God. I'm in New York," she said. "It's now or never and I said I'm going to go looking for him and I will find him.

In what she calls "action art," Vila printed 300 posters detailing the man's description and what happened on the fateful day, posting them in numerous subway stations across the city.

"I'm saying 'pay attention New York,' because this is such a great city and all the people together -- I don't know, maybe we can (all) find him."

While friends are calling her crazy, Vila insists there is a method to her madness.

"I have a lot of friends who tell me you're crazy (and) that this is weird. Poor man!" she said. "But I'm like no, this is not crazy -- it's romantic."

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Image: One of the 300 posters that Maria Vila has put up in the hope of finding a man she fell for while riding on a train.
Photographs: Maria Vila on Twitter

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