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Last weekend, a man proposed to his now-fiancée in New York’s Central Park. Later, as the couple walked around Times Square, the picture-perfect moment was spoiled when the ring fell down a grate.
The New York Police Department posted surveillance video of the proposal and subsequent loss of the ring on Twitter saying they found the ring and wanted to find the couple to return it.
“WANTED for dropping his fiancée’s ring in Times Square! She said Yes – but he was so excited that he dropped the ring in a grate. Our NYPD Special Ops officers rescued it & would like to return it to the happy couple. Help us find them?” NYPD News tweeted on Saturday.
WANTED for dropping his fiancée’s ring in @TimesSquareNYC!— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 1, 2018
She said Yes - but he was so excited that he dropped the ring in a grate. Our @NYPDSpecialops officers rescued it & would like to return it to the happy couple. Help us find them? 💍 call 800-577-TIPS @NYPDTIPS @NYPDMTN pic.twitter.com/tPWg8OE0MQ
The Midtown North precinct also posted a photo of the cleaned ring, putting out a call to help find the man and woman in the video.
WE HAVE YOUR RING!— NYPD Midtown North (@NYPDMTN) December 1, 2018
Help us find the couple who’s marriage proposal went horribly wrong after their engagement ring fell down the drain in #TimesSquare.
Call us at 212 767-8400 or come to the Midtown North Precinct located at 306 W 54th Street. pic.twitter.com/FvRrqur4KG
After the posts were shared far and wide on social media, the NYPD was able to track down the couple, John and Daniella.
“Thank you, Twitter. Case closed!” they wrote along with a photo of the couple.
Thank you, Twitter. Case closed!— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 2, 2018
John, Daniella, and the NYPD. pic.twitter.com/G7eB1Ds7vP
The NYPD was a few days late on locating the couple because they were only visiting and had already flown home to another country. Luckily, they’re still going to be able to return the ring.
“We would like to thank everyone who shared this story!” NYPD News tweeted. “The (now) happy couple is back in their home country, but thanks to your retweets they heard we were looking for them! We’re making arrangements to get them their ring back.”
We would like to thank everyone who shared this story! The (now) happy couple is back in their home country, but thanks to your retweets they heard we were looking for them! We’re making arrangements to get them their ring back. Congratulations! https://t.co/rXHxxkwClm— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 2, 2018
Sometimes Twitter is good!
Gabrielle Sorto is an Atlanta-based freelance writer covering culture, lifestyle, and news. Her work has appeared in CNN, Teen Vogue, INSIDER, and Vice. She can usually be found writing with an overpriced coffee in hand or hanging out with her dog, Rihanna, who is named after exactly who you think.