As adults navigating a digital world, we sometimes forget the words that can make magic happen. No, it’s not ‘abracadabra.’ The magic words are ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. And this British granny’s Google search going viral proves we could all do with some extra politeness, especially on the Internet.
Twitter user and grandson Ben John was flipping through his grandmother’s laptop when he chanced upon her extremely polite search on Google, complete with the words ‘please’ and ‘thank you.’ Ben snapped a picture and shared it on Twitter and it immediately went viral.
Here’s the tweet that’s gone viral with over 11,000 retweets and more than 17,000 ‘likes’ since June 10.
Omg opened my Nan’s laptop and when she’s googled something she’s put ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. I can’t ???pic.twitter.com/hiy2tecBjU
— Ben (@Push10Ben) June 9, 2016
So adorable was Nan’s search, even Google couldn’t help but tell her she made them smile. About 18 hours ago, the official Google UK handle tweeted Ben’s Nan to say: “In a world of billions of Searches, yours made us smile.”
Dearest Ben’s Nan.
Hope you’re well.
In a world of billions of Searches, yours made us smile.
Oh, and it’s 1998.
— Google UK (@GoogleUK) June 15, 2016
How often does it happen that you search for something on Google and end up getting a personalized response on Twitter? Didn’t we tell you ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ have magical potential?
Ben’s Nan’s search wasn’t just a hit with Google, she made several others grin with her adorable antics.