Hundreds of Raleigh residents and fans of the city have sent Twitter posts to actor Zach Galifianakis in the past day or so.
The tweets direct the former N.C. State University student and "Hangover" star to the Raleigh Economic Development website, where the city's boosters have a simple favor to ask: Make a sign with a "saying of your choice as to why you think Raleigh is the place to be" and pose with it in a photo.
Economic Development director James Sauls wants to bring some star power to the city's booth at the South by Southwest Conference next month in Austin. He'd like to have a life-size cutout of the actor holding the sign.
Former NFL players and Raleigh residents Terrence and Torry Holt are already on board with the project, offering Galifianakis a signed football if he participates.
Meanwhile, the Twitter trend continues to build under the hashtag #zachraleigh, with each post offering a unique plea to the actor.
The best one I've seen so far came from Raleigh City Councilman Russ Stephenson:
"Zack @Galifianakisz You served me @ Amedeos & I served you @ Sadlacks. Now lets serve #Raleigh"
Here's the link to the Raleigh Economic Development page explaining the request: http://www.raleigh4u.com/connect/zach-galifianakis.