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.
Dearest Ben’s Nan.
Hope you’re well.
In a world of billions of Searches, yours made us smile.
Oh, and it’s 1998.
And Google’s main Twitter account also responded.
No thanks necessary. ????
Politeness goes a long way.
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