"I'm happy with how everything went," he said. "I'm really blessed."
Davis, who was nearly lost for words, described the moment as "amazing."
"I wasn't expecting this at all," she said.
Security for New Year's in uptown was increased after city officials declared the celebration an extraordinary event earlier in the week.
Law enforcement officials with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department could not speak in specific terms, but said officers were brought in from all over the city to help with the event.
The declaration also enabled officers additional search powers, and the ability to ban specific items, if necessary.
The Charlotte celebration went on in the shadow of news of an attack at an Istanbul nightclub during its New Year's Eve celebration.
A CMPD source said the department "beefed up" its law enforcement presence in light of the attack.