Google’s Charm Offensive is strong on
Anna Howard Shaw Day Valentine’s Day.
Today’s homepage Doodle (in the United States, at least) is decked out in candy hearts — you know, the kind you gave to your crush (and everyone else in the class) when you were 8.
Click on any of the hearts, and you get to hear one of six short ‘n sweet stories from real-life lovebirds describing how they fell in love. The snippets come from public radio’s This American Life. They hit a bunch of different tones, but the funny ones may be the best. Take “Crush,” for example, in which a teenage girl declares: “This one time I sneezed … and he goes, ‘You know, you have a really cute sneeze.’ … I was all day on that sneeze comment. I must have told every one of my friends.”
Love is a battlefield. Break out some chocolates and give all the stories a listen on Google’s homepage.