Lifestyle: A man dropped his fiancee’s ring down a NYC grate after proposing and they walked away, but using social media, police tracked them down

Shortly after successfully proposing, a man accidentally dropped his new fiancé’s ring into a utility grate on Friday in New York City’s Times Square.

Though the couple and police on-scene eventually gave up searching, the New York Police Department was able to return.

The NYPD Special Ops team went to the area to recover and clean the lost engagement ring Saturday morning. According to WNBC, the ring went about eight feet underground.

Afterwards, they put out a call on social media asking others to help identify the couple.

“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?” NYPD News shared on Twitter.

After the initial tweet was shared hundreds of times, the NYPD was able to track down the couple who lost the ring, John and Daniella.

The only problem? The couple, who were only visiting, have already left the country.

“We would like to thank everyone who shared this story!” the NYPD News social channel 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

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