As the coronavirus continues to ravage the world, millions of people are currently self-isolating at home in a global effort to help curb the spread of COVID-19. However, there are still groups of people who go to work every day, in order to help the sick, carry out vital scientific research, and to make sure the cogs of society keep moving. Google has honored these heroes with a series of daily Google Doodles.
The tech giant frequently updates its logo on its main search page with artwork that celebrates notable people, events, and anniversaries. Coinciding with National Public Health Week in the U.S., on April 6, 2020, Google released an animated Doodle as a thank you to public health workers and to researchers in the scientific community. The heartwarming graphic features the letter “G” sending a heart to a themed “e” at the end—each day, a different essential worker receives the love.
This time of year would usually be reserved for Google Doodles that promote sporting events such as the Olympics and World Cup, but this year, Google decided to honor those on the front lines. “This week, we’re beginning a series of Doodles to recognize the many people responding to COVID-19,” Google says. “From doctors and nurses caring for people on the front lines, to teachers and food service workers ensuring essential goods and services are still available.”
From emergency service workers to grocery clerks, Google continues to update its logo, thanking a different group each day. And there’s still plenty more people to thank. “Over the next two weeks, our Doodles will honor other essential frontline workers, including healthcare workers, first responders, and the many people keeping services like sanitation, food service, public transit, schools, and more up and running,” says Google. “Thank you to all the people who are working to save lives and keep communities safe during this pandemic.”
Check out some of the “thank you” Google Doodles below and keep a lookout for the next one on Google’s homepage.
Google is releasing a daily Google Doodle as a thank you to different groups who are helping to keep us safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Google also kicked off these appreciative doodles with an important message to the rest of us: “Stay home. Save lives.”
Google Doodles Archive: Website