Google’s Valentine’s Day Doodle Celebrates With ‘This American Life’

Google’s Valentine’s Day Doodle Celebrates With ‘This American Life’
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To mark holidays and special occasions, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) often celebrates with fun doodles on their homepage and many of these doodles are interactive. This year’s Valentine’s Day is no exception.

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Google’s celebration for Valentine’s Day

For this year’s doodle, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) collaborated with This American Life. Once a user goes on Google’s home page, they will notice the word Google getting replaced by candy hearts. Each heart has a word or words like “Crush”, “Mr. Right”, “First Kiss”, “4ever Yours” “Puppy Love”, and “Blind Date”. Click on a heart to hear Ira Glass and his team from This American Life entertain you with Valentine’s stories.

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Click on the yellow heart (in the center) to listen to Glass say, “For Valentine’s Day, as people everywhere search for love, something a search engine might not be the ideal tool for, each of these candy hearts brings you a true story of love. These are real people.”

The official website for This American Life offers A Valentine Sampler of Radio Stories in the form of a box of chocolates.

A look back at previous Google doodles

Previous Google doodles for Valentine’s Day include last year’s Valentine’s Day Ferris wheels commemorating both V-Day and George Ferris’s 154th birthday. The year before that, Google presented their first animated Valentine’s Day doodle with a design from Michael Lipman that showed a boy using Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) to win the heart of a girl he likes. In 2011, Google showed a Robert Indiana-inspired design the Morgan Art Foundation helped them create.

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s famous doodles are something that’s unique to the website. It’s also something that users have come to look forward to every holiday. This year’s Valentine’s doodle/collaboration adds a little entertainment value to the mix with stories. With a clever animated doodle like this, it should be exciting to see what other doodles Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) comes up with.

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