Acclaimed Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery is best known for penning the beloved Anne of Green Gables series. And today, on what would’ve been her 141st birthday, Google honoured Montgomery by creating a set of spectacular Anne Shirley doodles that bring her work to life.
If you pay a visit to Google.ca today, you see one of these lovely animations instead of the usual Google logo.
There’s Anne and Diana–two kindred spirits–reading and writing on the grass
While another doodle showcases multiple scenes from the books, including Anne taking her usual leisurely stroll across what would later be known as the “kissing bridge,” Diana chasing Anne across it and, you know…
…The time Gilbert Blythe rescued an embarrassed Anne from under the bridge:
— CBC P.E.I. (@CBCPEI) November 30, 2015
The third and final doodle pokes fun at the time Anne made vanilla cake…
…Only to find out that the vanilla extract she added was actually anodyne liniment!
If you aren’t overwhelmed with nostalgia, we don’t know what to tell you. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables books were a hit as soon as they were published back in 1908 and over 50 million copies have been sold since then. We bet you have one of those copies lying around, just waiting to be read. So, crack it open and fall right under Montgomery’s spell once again. Thanks for the reminder, Google!