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Lumpy proponents who lost the engagement ring: NPR

The ring got lost on Friday night and NYPD recovered from calling Saturday morning. On Sunday, the department said that…

The ring got lost on Friday night and NYPD recovered from calling Saturday morning. On Sunday, the department said that it had found the ring owner but did not identify the couple publicly.

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The ring got lost on Friday night and NYPD recovered late Saturday morning. On Sunday, the department said that it had found the ring owner but did not identify the couple publicly.

Police Department in New York City / AP

At first it seems that a proposal has been correct. The woman is standing over the open mouth. The man is down on a knee.

But that’s not exactly what’s happening in a video released by the New York Police Department. Shortly after the so far unidentified man suggested in Times Square, NYPD said he released his current fiance’s ring on a pavement.

What the video actually shows: the woman, surprised and horrified, and the man bent to see how far the ring had fallen.

On Twitter and Facebook Sunday NYPD issued an all-hands bulletin . “WANTED,” said it. “He was so happy that he let the ring in a grid. Our @ NYPDSpecialops officers saved it and would like to return to the happy couple. Help us find them?”

Then, almost 24 hours after what released the call to arms – and almost 19,000 retweets later – tweeded NYPD an update. The department had found the couple, as it said had since “returned to their home country”. Tweeten said that NYPD made arrangements to return to the ring. A spokesman refused to identify the couple or offer details about how the ring was found.

Some 355,000 people pass through Times Square on an average day. The internet is full of examples of suggestions gone right. Times Square’s official website also offers help for people who want to get big with a suggestion on one of their famous signs.

Sometimes Times Square proposals go as planned.


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This suggestion was more modest. The now affianced man released the ring just before midnight on Friday, according to New York Daily News . He asked a police to help open the grid, but they could not open it. NYPD could finally recover the ring Saturday morning, reported Daily News .

The NYPD Twitter account gave credit to find the ring to the department’s specialized operating agency, which also includes special flight, port, and horse-mounted units. A twist about the shiny rescued ring stuck in a Twitter feed with even close-ups of firearms that had been arrested.

But a happy ending came for what the department called “almost” engaged “couple.” Before the ring made it home, the woman said yes.

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