A Philadelphia police officer and a PECO worker helped a man get his wedding ring back after it fell in a sidewalk grate at 12th and Market in Center City over the weekend. The ring was his grandfather's that was engraved with his grandparents' initials and wedding date.
The couple, Steve and Erin, were told nothing could be done until Monday when city hall reopened, so they took matters into their own hands and headed to Home Depot.
This is what it looked like when they looked down the grate.
According to Erin, they spent the next several hours face down on the grate, searching for his ring at the bottom. After only being there a few minutes, they spotted the ring and used the contraption to fish it out. Sadly, it wasn't the ring.
As they continued their search, strangers came up in an attempt to help them--tourists from Chicago, cab drivers, homeless people and a bachelor party.
In the end, it was Philadelphia Police officer Danny Leone and PECO worker Brian Naughton who saved the day.