May Ashworth saw no reason why asking a question of a search engine should be any less polite than asking one of another person.
When the 86-year-old from the UK, made a request of Google, she made sure that she included her customary ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ – completely unaware that it might seem unusual to a more regular internet user!
But when May’s grandson, Ben, accidentally stumbled across the question on the computer’s history, he took a screenshot, shared it, and skyrocketed his sweet grandma into viral internet fame.
The mannerly granny just wanted Google to translate a few sequences of Roman numerals. She naturally assumed that search engine protocol included manners and she ensured that she crossed the t in ‘thank you’ and included a polite, ‘please’.
When her 25-year-old grandson, Ben, found the query, he shared it with the rest of the family on Twitter, where the post gained social media fame.
3 million strangers from around the world retweeted, liked and favorited the precious image. Even Google came across the story and sent May a formal response!
See the unbelievably cute post that capitulated May to internet fame below!
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