Now Going Viral: Meeting Online Friends in Real Life

Marissa Meizz (23), was out for dinner with a friend at the East Village in May when her phone started buzzing. She tried to silence the phone, but it kept ringing. All of them wanted to know: Did she see the TikTok video.
The link was clicked and a young man appeared. Marissa? He asked her if she knew his name. He said, "You need to know." TikTok, please help me locate Marissa.

Ms. Meizzs heart sank. After speaking with the man who uploaded the video, which has amassed over 14 million views, she confirmed she was the Marissa in the question and that her friends had conspired against her.