A British grandma's extremely polite Google search is going viral

Polite googleTwitter/Ben JohnAlways use your manners.

Manners are always important, even online.

One British grandma is going viral thanks to her incredibly polite Google search.

Ben John was visiting his 86-year-old grandmother, May Ashworth, when he noticed a Google search on her laptop where she used “please” and “thank you.” John shared the photo online, and it has since been retweeted nearly 20,000 times.

John told BBC that his grandma thought a physical person looked over the search requests.

“I asked my nan why she used ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and it seemed she thinks that there is someone — a physical person — at Google’s headquarters who looks after the searches,” he said. “She thought that by being polite and using her manners, the search would be quicker.”

Google’s UK Twitter account even responded to John’s tweet thanking her for the sweet search.

And Google’s main Twitter account also responded.

Politeness goes a long way.

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