Heartwarming Daily Google Doodles Honor COVID-19 Heroes on the Front Lines

Google Doodle - Thank You Doctors, Nurses, and Medical Workers

Thank You Doctors, Nurses, and Medical Workers

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 Doodle - Thank You Teachers and Childcare Workers

Thank You Teachers and Childcare Workers

Google Doodle - Thank You Public Transportation Workers

Thank You Public Transportation Workers

Google Doodle - Thank You Public Health Workers and to Researchers in the Scientific Community

Thank You Public Health Workers and to Researchers in the Scientific Community

Google Doodle - Thank You Packaging, Shipping, and Delivery Workers

Thank You Packaging, Shipping, and Delivery Workers

Google Doodle - Thank You Grocery Workers

Thank You Grocery Workers

Google Doodle - Thank You Food Service Workers

Thank You Food Service Workers

Google Doodle - Thank You Farmworkers and Farmers

Thank You Farmworkers and Farmers

Google Doodle - Thank You Emergency Service Workers

Thank You Emergency Service Workers

Google Doodle - Thank You Custodial and Sanitation Workers

Thank You Custodial and Sanitation Workers

Google also kicked off these appreciative doodles with an important message to the rest of us: “Stay home. Save lives.”

Google Doodle - Stay Home. Save Lives.

Stay Home. Save Lives.

Google Doodles Archive: Website

All images via Google.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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