Saturday 22 October 2016

Google replied to the viral polite grandmother and it's equally sweet

Amy Mulvaney

Published 17/06/2016 | 09:11

Ben John and e nan May Ashworth

Google have responded to a grandmother's impossibly polite question on their search engine.

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May Ashworth's adorable Google search went viral earlier this week when her grandson Ben Eckersley shared it on Twitter.

"OMG opend my Nan's laptop and when she googled something, she's put 'please' and 'thank you'. I can't," he wrote in the post, which has been racked up over 29,000 retweets and 41,000 likes, with people around the world praising her politeness.

Her search?

"Please translate these roman numerals mcmxcviii thank you”.

Google have since replied to the tweet, wishing Ben’s grandmother well and giving the answer to her question, in case she hadn’t yet found it out.

“Dear Ben’s Nan. Hope you’re well. In a world of billions of searches, yours made us smile.”

 “Oh, and it’s 1998. Thank YOU.”

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