This tweet from Ben Eckersley, a 25-year-old from Wigan, England, went viral over the past week. Its humour is pretty self-explanatory: It shows his grandma being super polite to Google’s search engine, asking it to translate a set of Roman numerals while adding “please” and “thank you” directly into the query.
So my Nan is now on Lil’ Wayne’s Facebook page. I’m done. I’m out. *drops mic*
— Ben (@Push10Ben) June 17, 2016
Google finally responded to the tweet on Wednesday via its UK account:
Dearest Ben’s Nan.
Hope you’re well.
In a world of billions of Searches, yours made us smile.
Oh, and it’s 1998.
Props to Google for being as polite as Ben’s grandmother was in this situation. It’s also refreshing to see people being so polite on Twitter.