Google’s latest Doodle is promoting one simple act of kindness: wearing a face mask.
Replacing the company’s logo on Wednesday, the Doodle sees the letters of Google’s name grow little legs and flip around to don a mask each, with the final latecomer ‘e’ eventually wearing a mask and throwing up a heart sign.
Clicking on the Doodle takes you through to a page of health information aimed at quelling the spread of COVID-19, provided by the government of the country you’re in or the World Health Organisation, beneath a short statement from Google: “Wear a mask. Save lives.”
If you’re searching from the UK, where face masks are now mandatory inside shops and supermarkets and on public transport, you’ll see health information provided by the National Health Service, while the U.S. results come from the CDC. Though information has been undeniably contradictory for Americans, face masks are by the CDC for wearing in public, as a means to prevent people with COVID-19 from spreading the virus — along with practicing social distancing and washing your hands. Other countries like Australia will see information from the World Health Organisation.