Google Doodle gets cute for Valentine's Day with avian Olympians

The grebes celebrate love with an adorable couples' flyskate.

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Get ready for some Olympics-inspired animal romance when you type in your next search term.

Wednesday's Google Doodle is an animated short that tells the tale of two figure-skating birds in love. Running 25 seconds, it follows the Grebes as they twirl in the water, ascend into the sky to trace a heart shape, then return for a snowbound embrace.

"The two lovebirds have been skating together since they were chicks, but today they truly spread their wings," says Google's mock play-by-play of the Grebes routine.

The Doodle is the sixth in Google's Doodle Snow Games series inspired by the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Korea. The backdrop of the animation shows traditional Korean-style rooftops, and clicking through after it ends calls up a search results page for "Winter Olympics."