Police Find Man Who Proposed in Times Square But Dropped Ring in Grate

You were probably having a better day than this guy.

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Sundays are for schadenfreude, or reveling in the misfortune of some other person's favorite football team (who have the unmitigated gall to be from somewhere else). But what if your team is the one typically doing the losing? What if you're from Buffalo or Jacksonville? You can get your fix via this guy who dropped his engagement ring in a Times Square grate immediately after his partner said yes. 

The NYPD shared the video of the poor dude, living the best and worst moments of his life one after the other, and asked for information to help find the couple. The police followed up with a photo of the ring, which had been recovered and cleaned. After releasing the video, they shared close-ups of the couple grabbed from the footage and eventually were able to connect to the tourists who decided to cap their trip off with an engagement. 

According to the NYPD's tweets, the couples names are John and Daniella. Daniella created a Twitter account just to thank everyone for helping her get the ring back. 

"We would like to thank everyone who shared this story! The (now) happy couple is back in their home country, but thanks to your retweets they heard we were looking for them!" police shared on Twitter. "We’re making arrangements to get them their ring back. Congratulations!" 

They also shared a photo of the couple, looking considerably happier than they did while they were peering into a Midtown grate. 

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