Ben Eckersley, a 25-year-old teaching assistant from Wigan, England, might just have the most polite grandma on the Internet.
You see, 85-year-old May Ashworth treats her Google search bar with the same respect you would (hopefully) give a person.
Ben was over at her house this past week when he opened up her computer and found her most recent search — "Please translate these roman numerals mcmxviii thank you."
Because it’s adorable, he snapped a photo and put it on Twitter, where it has since been retweeted almost 18,000 times.
People immediately fell in love with Grandma May:
And they agreed that the world could use a little more politeness.
When he asked her why she was so polite, she said she thought it would make the search go faster.
“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,” he said. “She thought that by being polite and using her manners, the search would be quicker.”
There might not be a person behind the search engine, but there is behind the Google Twitter account, and they took the time to reply to her tweet.
And most importantly, she finally got an answer to her question.
Thank you, Grandma May!