Happy ending: Ring back with engaged pair after Times Square mishap

Unlucky marriage proposal goes viral after engagement ring falls down subway grate

In a surveillance video still image from  New York City Police, a man tries to find an  engagement ring he had  just dropped down a utility grate on New York’s Times Square.  Police have managed to find the ring and identify the couple. Photograph: NYPD/AP

In a surveillance video still image from New York City Police, a man tries to find an engagement ring he had just dropped down a utility grate on New York’s Times Square. Police have managed to find the ring and identify the couple. Photograph: NYPD/AP

 

New York City police on Sunday located a tourist couple whose unlucky marriage proposal went viral after their engagement ring fell down a Times Square subway grate.

A video of the incident shared on Twitter by the New York City Police Department on Saturday collected more than 20,000 retweets, made headlines and managed to reach the newly engaged pair who had returned to the United Kingdom.

“The (now) happy couple is back in their home country, but thanks to your retweets they heard we were looking for them!” the NYPD wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “We’re making arrangements to get them their ring back. Congratulations!”

The video captured by security cameras showed the distressed couple trying, unsuccessfully, to retrieve the ring.

NYPD officers managed to recover and clean the piece of jewellery, but could not find the couple so made the appeal on social media.

“Thank you, Twitter. Case closed! Love, John, Daniella, and the NYPD,” the department tweeted on Sunday, along with a photo of the smiling couple.

More than 350,000 people visit Times Square in midtown Manhattan, known as “The Crossroads of the World,” every day. – Reuters