Internet sensation and super polite Google-user Grandma May has finally received a response to her very respectful Google search.Finally managed to get my famous Nan to take a picture with me! pic.twitter.com/DKgEZf5SiU— Ben (@Push10Ben) June 15, 2016
It all started earlier this week when her grandson, Ben John, stumbled across one of his nan’s recent Google searches.
It was possibly the most polite search request Google has ever received and, thankfully, Ben shared it with the world.
Ben tweeted: “Omg opened my Nan’s laptop and when she’s googled something she’s put ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. I can’t.”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
He later asked 86-year-old May why she said please and thank you, and she seemed to think it was standard online etiquette.
He told the BBC:
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.
Obviously, everyone fell in love with Grandma May after that.
And it seems your parents were right – good manners can get you a long way.@Push10Ben that is the CUTEST THING EVER 😭💖— martyn (@martynhett) June 10, 2016
On Thursday, Google told Grandma May via Twitter that no thanks were necessary when it came to her search request, while Google UK said Wednesday that in a world with billions of searches, hers made them smile.
Dear Grandma,— Google (@google) June 15, 2016
No thanks necessary. 😊
What an absolute sweetheart.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.