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.
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?”
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. 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
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 1, 2018
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…
That's grate!— Thank you for voting BLUE! (@thinkkimthink) December 1, 2018
Grate proposal... pic.twitter.com/1sJEZe4mlf— JPDavis (@James_P_Davis) December 2, 2018
And a whole lot of sassiness from people who just didn’t quite understand the location choice of his proposal.
Lesson learned: Never purpose right in the middle of a grate— Hamzah Shariff (@hamzahshariff1) December 1, 2018
Maybe it just isn't meant to be....— Big Jim (@jimreittinger) December 1, 2018
Some big ideas for the future.
Every argument between them will end with "at least I didn't drop the engagement ring down the sewer grate"— Big Jim (@jimreittinger) December 2, 2018
I swear to god if someone doesn't write a hallmark christmas movie where the woman falls in love with the officer who rescued the ring I'm gonna be so disappointed https://t.co/ACONPoawAE— Rachel Pendergrass ❤️💜💙 (@sharkespearean) December 2, 2018
Then there were the people who saw the romance in it all.
This is why I love my city, people choose the weirdest places to propose and yet it still wonderful & romantic. Thank you for going the extra mile and helping this couple enjoy their engagement (even if he dropped the ring, dude!). I hope the couple is found soon!— BookCoverWhore! (@ReadingDiva3) December 2, 2018
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.
— Sarah Kraus (@SarahNKraus) August 15, 2017
All fingers crossed that our subway couple is identified quickly. This will be a great story to tell during their wedding vows.