Why this polite grandmother’s Google search went viral

Grandmother May Ashworth’s (85) polite Google searches went viral after her grandson,Bejanmin John thought it would be funny to put them on Twitter.

May always begins her Google searches with “please”, and finishes them with “thank you”.

The feel-good post, which was shared on Twitter on 9 June, has already passed 7,166 re-tweets and over 10,000 likes at the time of writing.

This prompted the story to also make its way to the mainstream press outlets, with sites including AOL and The Huffington Post covering the story.

You can check out the original tweet for yourself below:

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