Things got tense during the Red Sox vs. Yankees baseball game Tuesday night and it wasn’t because of the game.
During a once-in-a-lifetime moment caught on the Jumbotron during the fifth inning, 29-year old Andrew Fox dropped to one knee to propose to his girlfriend, Heather Terwilliger. When Andrew opened the box he accidentally dropped the ring in the stands.
“Oh, look at this poor guy,” Yankees announcer Michael Kay said as the entire crowd watched the drama unfold.
Fans surrounding Andrew and Heather began frantically searching the area for the ring. One helpful neighbor can even be seen digging through her tub of popcorn for the jewelry. The couple’s faces during the ordeal are heartbreaking as Andrew is obviously devastated by the turn of events and Heather isn’t sure exactly how to handle the situation.
After what seemed like an eternity, the ring was found and Andrew carried on with his proposal. Heather said yes while the crowd and the announcers cheered.
Fox spoke to press following the dramatic proposal saying, “Definitely not the way I planned it up. I thought it was just gonna be a simple kneel down and pop it out and ask her, but it instantly just dropped out,” the New Castle, Pennsylvania, native said. “I was so scared I started to cry.”
“I was scared, too,” Terwilliger said. “I didn’t know what to think. It was all a shock, it came so quickly. I felt really bad. It was good that we found it.”
During the frantic ring search, one game announcer referenced the Brooks & Dunn tune ‘Lost and Found’ in which Kix Brooks sings “It’s kinda like a lost and found in a border town, askin’ bout a diamond ring…” Thankfully, nobody looked at Andrew Fox like he had lost his mind but instead chose to pitch in and help save the couple’s special day.
Watch the event unfold in the video below.