Valentine’s Day Google Doodle is here and it will make many of you cry if not all! The default image of the doodle is of the boy holding a Valentine with the Google logo on the background. Clicking on the play icon on the Valentine plays the video. Hovering ove the doodle displays the message, “Happy Valentine’s Day! ‘Cold, Cold Heart’ performed by Tony Bennett courtesy of Columbia Records and Sony/ATV.” Google’s doodle for Valentine’s Day offers a girl who is jump roping–or skipping, as they call it overseas. A boy offers her a flower. Oddly, the girl is not impressed. The boy slinks away and googles some more ideas. He comes back with chocolates. She is equally unimpressed. He tries other gifts stimulated by Google’s fine sales engine. Out of ideas, the determined boy inadvertently finds the answer that was before him all along: The jump rope is the ultimate heartstring to pluck. Together, at last, their heart skips a beat.
Here is the video of the doodle which, well, will be watched by thousands maybe millions in the time to come:
This year’s Valentine’s Day doodle is quite a departure from the simple and straightforward approach Google took in 2011. Last year Google had put up an artwork doodle made in bright primary colours where a heart replaced the first “O” of the Google logo in the doodle inspired by an artwork ‘LOVE’ by American artist Robert Indiana.
On a day that is supposed to symbolize the essence of human love, I can only hope that any tears shed as a result of this noble attempt at art are of the loving kind. This Google Doodle has to be one of the best doodle that I have ever come across and well, we hope it will remain one of the best in the times to come!