The Last Nice Person on the Internet Has Been Found

By Gary Cutlack on at

Congratulations to May Ashworth, 86, who's currently the last remaining polite person on the entire internet. Her loveliness was discovered by her grandson, who shared a photo of one of her Google search requests in which she'd added a "please" and a "thank you" to the question she pinged off to the search giant.

Her 25-year-old grandson was the recipient of this piece of super-shared internet gold, and 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."

And there sort of is, in a way, as the Google account tweeted a response to the viral sensation of the week, telling May there's no need to say thanks for the processing of each request. We think that's because the requests are handled by old ladies in a factory in China somewhere, and they're not allowed to use the computers for personal communication. [Standard]

Image credit: Today

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