A British couple has come forward to claim the engagement ring that became a New York City legend after it fell through a sidewalk utility grate after a marriage proposal. Apparently the ring that John Drennan gave Daniella Anthony during a Central Park proposal was a little loose and fell off her finger when they were in Times Square.

The couple were in front of 2 Times Square when the ring fell off on Friday night, and they asked police officers for help.

Emergency Services Unit officers weren't able to retrieve the ring until Saturday morning—but at that point, the couple had gone.

The NY Times reports, "By that point, John Drennan and Daniella Anthony had already returned to the United Kingdom, where they purchased another ring shortly after landing, the groom-to-be said in an interview on Sunday."

The NYPD turned to social media, and, after a friend passed along the Tweet, Anthony replied:

Drennan told BBC News that he "had carried the ring around in his pocket for two days before finding the right moment."

"I want to clarify that I did not propose over a grate in Times Square—that's where we lost it," he said. He picked Central Park because "The time was right. There were autumn leaves everywhere and not many people."

"I tried to tell John it was too big, but he insisted I wear it," Anthony explained. She added, "We don't use Twitter—we had absolutely no idea this was going on. But we are so happy.... We are so thankful to everyone—especially the New York Police Department and everyone who shared our story."

According to the Times, they are going to return the replacement ring and may "use the refund money to return to New York and buy a round for the officers who went 'above and beyond' to save it."