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NYPD return lost engagement ring to British couple

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By Judith Prescott
NYPD retrieves lost engagement ring for British couple
NYPD retrieves lost engagement ring for British couple

New York City police went beyond the call of duty to locate a tourist couple whose unlucky marriage proposal went viral after their engagement ring fell down a Times Square subway grate.

A video of the incident, showing the distressed couple trying, unsuccessfully, to retrieve the ring, was shared on Twitter by the New York City Police Department on Saturday. It collected more than 20,000 retweets, made headlines and managed to reach the newly engaged pair who had returned to the United Kingdom.

"The (now) happy couple is back in their home country, but thanks to your retweets they heard we were looking for them!"the NYPD wrote on Twitter on Sunday. "We're making arrangements to get them their ring back. Congratulations!"

NYPD officers managed to recover and clean the piece of jewelry, but could not find the couple so made the appeal on social media.

"Thank you, Twitter. Case closed! Love, John, Daniella, and the NYPD," the department tweeted on Sunday, along with a photo of the smiling couple.