The giddy phase lovers experience after a wedding proposal was short-lived for this couple. After John Drennan popped the question in Central Park on Friday, him and his fiancée Daniella Anthony, both from Peterborough, England, were strolling through Times Square when the ring slipped off the bride-to-be’s finger and disappeared into a sidewalk grate. Although they did flag down a police officer to report the incident, the couple gave up hope after an hour’s search, and returned home to the United Kingdom shortly thereafter. John was so convinced that the ring was lost, he even bought a second ring to replace it.

“I was literally crying,” Daniella told The New York Times. “It was the worst moment of my life.”

CCTV images didn’t show the initial proposal, but did capture the couple’s frantic (and futile) attempts to recover the lost ring. Now, lucky for John and Daniella, the ring has been found thanks to the New York Police Department. Taking it upon themselves to rescue and clean the ring, the NYPD then put out a plea on Twitter, searching for the couple.

They also posted a photo of the ring itself.

Since the Twittersphere can always be relied upon to track people down, the couple was identified after just a few days, and the ring was returned.


We heard that they were very grate-ful for the help.

H/T: BBC News