Google’s Valentine’s Day Doodle helps melt cold, cold hearts

14 Feb 201288 Views

Google’s new Valentine’s Day animated Doodle featuring Tony Bennett’s cover of Hank Williams’ ‘Cold Cold Heart’ begins as a paean to unrequited love before blossoming into a love story with a nice, mushy ending.

You could almost anticipate a Google Doodle these days for any occasion, but the animated doodle is certainly a work of art.

It starts out as a cartoon of someone doing a search for Valentine’s Day on his or her laptop computer before opening up into a story about rejection and eventually winning that heart.

It takes the user through a bloke trying unsuccessfully to woo his object of desire, trying flowers, chocolates, apparel, cuddly toys, balloons, etc, each time doing a search for what it is that would win her over.

Meanwhile, the cause of his infatuation keeps on skipping on a skipping rope nonchalantly.

Eventually, it dawns on the hapless romantic that all he needs to do is skip alongside her and love eventually blossoms and they skip happily together.

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The Doodle then launches a general Google search for Valentine’s Day.

Nice.

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