Google's Mother's Day doodle delivers hugs and kisses

May 13, 2012 at 1:00 PM ET

Google's Mother's Day gift to moms everywhere is a sweet, short animation on its search home page. You'll see the middle "g" in Google as the mom, complete with pearls around her neck, and the two "o's" in Google as the kids running up to mom to give her hugs and kisses and a flower.

The Mother's Day tribute has been done by Google since 2000, but this is the first time it's using animation for moms' day.

If you're searching for anything online today — including a last-minute Mother's Day gift — Google's doodle is a good reminder that gifts aside, what's really important on this day are matters of the heart.

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