A man accidentally dropped an engagement ring through a Times Square sidewalk grate after proposing to his girlfriend.
Last Saturday, the New York Police Department put out a Twitter bulletin seeking the woeful groom.
"WANTED for dropping his fiancee's ring in Times Square! She said yes -- but he was so excited that he dropped the ring in a grate," the NYPD News tweeted. "Officers rescued it & would like to return it to the happy couple."
They posted video of the couple that shows the man peering down in to the grate. They also posted multiple photos of the ring.
The next day, the NYPD announced that, with the help of social sleuths assisting in the multinational probe, it had found the owners, who are from the UK.
"We would like to thank everyone who shared this story!" the department tweeted. "The 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. Congratulations!"