Robert Gibbs, 700-pound 23-year-old, pleads for help on YouTube

Gibbs, who weighs upwards of 700 pounds, says he's tried everything to lose the weight himself. (Photo: YouTube)

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All 23-year-old Robert Gibbs wanted for his birthday was some help losing weight.

So, in today's plugged-in society, the Northern California man did what most people do - he turned to the Internet. Now, he might get the assistance he desired.

As reported by The Huffington Post and KPIX in San Francisco, Gibbs, who lives in the East Bay suburb of Livermore, posted a video to YouTube pleading for help losing some of his 700 pounds.

"I'm just trying to get some help from somebody," he said. "I don't know what else to do. I've tried losing weight on my own. I'd just gain the weight back."

By Sunday afternoon, Gibbs' appeal had been viewed by nearly 700,000 people and he says representatives from several outlets, including the Dr. Phil show and alumni from several weight-loss shows.