02/12/2018 3:09 PM AEDT | Updated 03/12/2018 6:42 AM AEDT

NYPD Finds Couple Whose Times Square Proposal Went Horribly Wrong

The happy couple was tracked down through social media after video of their bungled proposal went viral.

UPDATE: Dec. 2 ― A couple whose engagement ring fell down a utility grate in New York’s Times Square will be reunited with their ring after a social media campaign that stretched around the world.

The New York Police Department announced Sunday it has been in contact with the ring’s owners, identified as John and Daniella, who left the country following Friday’s bungled proposal.

“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,” the NYPD tweeted.

Putting faces to their names, the department shared a photo of the smiling couple together, with Daniella wearing what appears to be a stand-in ring on her left hand. 

Congrats to you both!


The New York Police Department is searching for a couple whose engagement ring fell down a Times Square utility grate. 

According to police, the would-be groom was so excited after popping the question that he dropped his fiancée’s ring on Friday evening before she could put it on. 

The Associated Press reports the couple asked police for help but left without giving their names or contact details when the diamond-studded sparkler couldn’t be retrieved. 

Police announced Saturday that special operations personnel had made an important breakthrough in the case: they had found (and cleaned) the ring.

Now they just need to figure out who the mystery couple is. 

Stay tuned.