Mikel McLaughlin is on a mission to meet all of his Facebook friends.
The 35-year-old from Minnesota planned a road trip throughout the country to meet all of his social network friends in person. For some it will be the first time meeting him.
"For me, I started to realize that as my Facebook friends number grew, I knew less and less of them very well," McLaughlin said. "I had some free time and I thought, This might be an interesting experiment for me, and a fun one as well to see if I could connect with people on a basis that didnt involve a computer screen in front of us."
Mikel had 302 Facebook friends when he began his journey on April 2. His friends count has since grown to 575. He is calling his social experiment "We're Friends, Right?"
As of June 20, McLaughlin has seen 168 of his Facebook friends while traveling through multiple states including Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Oregon, Colorado, California and Iowa.
Mikel isn't sure he can meet everyone, but he's giving it his best shot.