The Valentine's Day Google Doodle is pure sweetness. A one-minute animation, drawn with childlike innocence, it depicts a little boy trying to figure out what to get for his heart's desire — a little girl who jumps rope.
He buys her flowers, and chocolates (via Google, of course), but she pays no attention. He tries clothes, and balloons, a pie and a television, a top hat, an old-fashioned submarine helmet, and still she continues to jump rope, oblivious to his overtures.
As a last-ditch effort he walks over to her with his own jump rope clutched in his hands and starts to jump rope alongside her. And then -- she stops jumping. She looks. She smiles. Then she hugs him. And the next thing you know? They are jumping rope together.
Ahh, young love.
It's a genuine warm message of nonmaterialism and the power of shared experience that Google is putting out there to the world -- all to Tony Bennett's rendition of "Cold, Cold Heart."