Most of us take the Internet for granted—we have so much information at our fingertips, and never consider why or how it arrives on our screens. One woman, however, certainly appreciates Google's hard work. May Ashworth, an 86-year-old resident of England, has been conducting the most polite Google searches of all time.
When visiting his grandmother at her home, Ashworth's grandson Ben noticed her computer was open to her latest Google search. It read: "please translate these roman numerals... thank you." He thought it was adorable, so he tweeted out the image to his friends. The tweet went viral, and now has more than 30,000 retweets and 40,000 favorites.
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
The pair spoke to CBC News about the incredible response. When explaining her search, Ashworth simply said: "I thought, well somebody's put it in, so you're thanking them."
Her kind request caught the attention of Google UK and Google's Twitter feeds as well.
Dearest Ben's Nan.— Google UK (@GoogleUK) June 15, 2016
Hope you're well.
In a world of billions of Searches, yours made us smile.
Oh, and it's 1998.
Maybe this is more evidence we should all be more polite online.