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Google goes all gooey for Mother's Day

In honor of Mother's Day, Google not only produces an especially floral doodle, it also creates a special page featuring the lovely moms of Google staffers.

These days, Google is working very hard to find its inner self. You know, that inner core that might be human.

First, the company creates warm, touching films for Chrome.

And now, to celebrate Mother's Day (that's today, in case you forgot, you insensitive, ungrateful child) Google has found a gooey inner core.

Screenshot: Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

First, the company has produced a doodle in which the logo drifts into a lavendery lilac and the 'l' of Google becomes a lovely deep purple flower.

However, not content with spreading this love, Googlies have extended their arms and their hearts toward their own mothers--the women who, for years, tolerated their children's love for Meccano, Lego, and braggadocio.

Screenshot: Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

This page,, lays bare the faces of those who bore the world's future engineers. In their pictures, most of the moms are smiling, though one or two look like they were caught on a day when their offspring was being a little much--perhaps stating the obvious once too often.

The page begins with the words: "No search could find better moms than these." And then there's a strainingly gooey poem that might have come straight from a Hallmark card, but is credited to the great hotelier, Howard Johnson. (Oh, perhaps it's not that Howard Johnson.)

You see, Googlies have feelings too. Yes, even social ones.