An 86-year old British woman has floored the internet with the sweetest web search ever. Google probably never saw a search tacked with so many kind words. A screenshot of her web search that went viral read, “please translate these roman numerals mcmxcviii thank you.” When her grandson Ben John saw her search, he took a picture of her Google search and posted the image on his own Twitter account. And, oh boy, did the internet go crazy about it! Also Read - Twitter Voice Tweets rolling out for iOS: What are they, how to send
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 Also Read - World Emoji Day 2021: Twitter reveals 10 most used emojis in 2021 in India
— Ben John (@Push10Ben) June 9, 2016 Also Read - Best camera phones under Rs 35000 to buy in July 2021: Pixel 4a, Mi 11X, and more
This tweet by Ben John really hit the sweet spot. Obviously, the social media fell in love with her. The post was retweeted and liked by users around the globe. Currently, John’s original tweet has over 17,000 shares, and some 25,000 likes. Later, Google expressed gratitude to ‘Ben’s Nan’ with a thank you note. At first, the reply came from Google’s United Kingdom account, and then was followed by another from Google’s main Twitter account.
Turns out, John’s grandmother was just trying to look up on Google about a nursery rhyme. “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. She thought that by being polite and using her manners, the search would be quicker,” BBC reported John saying.
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
No thanks necessary. 😊
— Google (@google) June 15, 2016