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Yankees Fan Proposes to Girlfriend at Game, Loses Engagement Ring in the Crowd

Strike one! Andrew Fox had planned the perfect night to propose to his girlfriend, Heather Terwilliger. He gave her tickets to the Tuesday, September 27, New York Yankees game against the Boston Red Sox for her birthday, bought them both jerseys and organized for the proposal to be shown on the jumbotron. But it all went horribly wrong. Watch what happened in the video above!

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Andrew Fox and Heather Terwilliger
Andrew Fox with Heather Terwilliger get engaged in the upper deck during a game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on September 27, 2016.

When the camera zoomed in on the couple for the big moment, Fox was ready to pop the question, but the engagement ring fell out of the box. “I got on my knee, pulled the ring out of my pocket, opened the box and the ring just instantly fell to the ground, bounced once and I didn’t know where it went,” the Pennsylvania native told MLB in a Facebook Live video. “Everyone around us was trying to help us look for it. Ushers were trying to clear people out so we could find it.”

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The entire crowd became so invested in the search for the missing diamond that it was broadcast on the jumbotron and the Yankees’ YES Network between pitches, ABC News reports. Fox began to cry as the hunt went on for almost five minutes with no sign of the engagement ring.

Andrew Fox and Heather Terwilliger
Andrew Fox and Heather Terwilliger sit in the stands at Yankee Stadium in New York.

Finally, Terwilliger noticed something sparkly in the cuff of her pants — it was the ring! Fox got down on one knee again to propose, and she said yes. The couple kissed, and the entire crowd cheered as the announcer told fans that the ring had been located.

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“I panicked with him,” Terwilliger said on Facebook Live. “It was all such a shock to me. I didn’t know that it was going to happen in the first place, then he dropped the ring. I didn’t know what to think. I felt really, really bad.”

Fox revealed that he had started planning the proposal five or six months ago because neither of them had been to a Yankees game before, and she had mentioned that she’s always wanted to attend a Yankees home game in NYC. To make the night even sweeter, the team took home a 6-4 win over the Red Sox.

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