Man Tries To Propose In Times Square But Drops Ring Down The Drain

When you propose to your significant other, it goes without saying that you want the moment to feel special. You could, for example, propose at the Eiffel Tower. Or over a candlelit dinner in Venice. Or you could take your other half to Times Square to pop the question amid the bright lights of the big city.

In a video released this week, a man can bee seen doing just that at New York City's popular tourist landmark - but unfortunately for him and his (hopefully, by now) fiancée, it didn't work out so well.

Footage released by the New York Police Department (NYPD) shows the pair by what looks like a subway exit. Granted, he could've chosen a better spot, but I'm sure he had his reasons.

Just as the guy gets to the dramatic moment, he manages to drop the ring between the gaps of a metal grate covering a drain in the pavement. Awkward!

Credit: NYPD News/Twitter
Credit: NYPD News/Twitter

The pair both get down on the ground to hunt for the ring (probably not in the list of things you want to happen during your proposal), before eventually seeming to give up.

But all hope is not lost - now the NYPD are on the lookout for the couple and are calling on the public to help spread the word that they've recovered the ring and have it ready to pick up.

Taking to Twitter, NYPD News wrote:

They even followed up the tweet with a pic of the ring:

The video has since gone viral, garnering more than 2.6 million views at the time of writing, as well as over 16,000 retweets. No doubt the ring will be returned to its owners in no time at all and the pair can have another go at their special moment.

Here's hoping the wedding works out better.

Featured Image Credit: NYPD News

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]

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