It took all of 2 seconds for the tears to come to my eyes when I saw today's google doodle. *sniffle*
— Craftybookcat (@WinterLightHome) May 23, 2013
Get ready to have your heartstrings tugged.
Sabrina Brady, whose heartwarming and emotional doodle is featured on the Google homepage today, won the 2013 U.S. Doodle 4 Google competition with her “Coming Home” illustration. She is a twelfth-grade student in Sparta, Wisconsin.
Sabrina’s doodle stood out in the crowd; it tells the story of her reunion with her father as he returned from an 18 month deployment in Iraq. Her creative use of the Google letters to illustrate this heartfelt moment clearly resonated with voters across the country and all of us at Google.
In addition to seeing her artwork on the Google homepage, Sabrina—who is in 12th grade at Sparta High School—will receive a $30,000 college scholarship, a Chromebook computer and a $50,000 technology grant for her school.
"When I was 10 years old, my dad came home from war. This was my best day ever."-Sabrina, Google Doodle finalist pic.twitter.com/mb4OPRtQRH
— Operation Homefront (@Op_Homefront) May 8, 2013
Good Google doodle. http://t.co/UG3k0hyh3D
— jon gabriel (@exjon) May 23, 2013
Just saw today's Google doodle of a child reunited with their deployed military parent. Not gonna lie…I had tears in my eyes. #gooddoodle
— stormageddon (@LouBiggs) May 23, 2013
The doodle has special meaning for this Twitter user today:
@jeffemanuel thanks. I get to go home early this time… I had 2 kids when I left and I'm going home to 3 : )
— Jeff Stapler (@jeffreystapler) May 23, 2013
Wow, it’s really dusty in here.