A Man Proposed In Times Square – And Then Dropped The Ring In A Subway Grate

by Thea Glassman
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Image via NYPD/Twitter

The man who proposes probably didn’t think this through — luckily NYC police are saving the day

It was supposed to be the most romantic of moments. In a viral video circulating on Twitter, a man proposes to a woman in Times Square. Good news: she said yes. Bad news: the ring promptly slipped into a subway grate. The two weren’t able to fish it out and ended up having to walk away.

Now, the New York police department is getting involved.

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Are you alone in wondering why someone would propose on a subway grate? No, no you’re not. Should this story become the basis of some sort of romcom/thriller? Yes, yes it should.

The NYPD released video footage of the whole bling dropping incident (which will cause you all kinds of sympathy pangs) and put out a message that they had managed to retrieve the ring.

“WANTED for dropping his fiancée’s ring in @TimesSquareNYC! She said Yes – but he was so excited that he dropped the ring in a grate,” the police department tweeted. “Our @NYPDSpecialops officers rescued it & would like to return it to the happy couple. Help us find them?”

They also included a picture of the ring and…ummm…here’s hoping that this couple gets their hands back on this very, very nice piece of jewelry real soon.

The NYPD’s tweet pulled in a whopping 11,000 retweets and the internet had lots and lots of jokes. There were the puns…

And a whole lot of sassiness from people who just didn’t quite understand the location choice of his proposal.

Some big ideas for the future.

Then there were the people who saw the romance in it all.

This isn’t the first story about a couple losing their engagement ring (though perhaps the only one that will ever involve a subway grate). Last year, 84-year-old Mary Grams made the news when she found her ring that she had lost thirteen years prior. It turned up in a carrot that the family pulled from their garden for dinner.

The world continues to be a very, very wild place.

All fingers crossed that our subway couple is identified quickly. This will be a great story to tell during their wedding vows.

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