Betty White would have turned 100 today, January 17. The legendary actress sadly passed away on December 31, 2021, of natural causes.
Remembering the icon, Google has paid a touching tribute to Betty on the occasion of her birthday by treating her fans with a special graphic.
When you type her name on the search engine, you will see rose petals fall from the top. But, what does this mean?
Significance of rose petals on the special occasion
If you try to find Betty on Google, you will see the tribute
‘Thank you for being a friend” written in calligraphy pop up on the screen.
It is a reference to Betty’s most famous role as Rose Nylund on the hit television show ‘Golden Girls’.
Explaining the meaning of the graphic and the tribute, Google told Fox, “We wanted to honor the iconic Betty White on her birthday with a commemorative Easter Egg, by paying tribute to her beloved character, Rose, and thanking her for being a friend to all.”
Betty White passed away in her sleep
Betty was 99 at the time of her death.
Her agent and close friend Jeff Witjas confirmed her passing to PEOPLE in a statement that said she “died peacefully in her sleep at her home early this morning.”
The renowned actress was excited about her 100th birthday and she had opened up about the same in an interview with PEOPLE before her passing.
She said, “I’m so lucky to be in such good health and feel so good at this age.”
The actress had been married three times. However, she never re-married after her third husband, Allen Ludden, died from stomach cancer in 1981.
Fans react to the touching tribute
Betty’s fans are happy about the fact that Google paid such a touching tribute to their favorite star.
One tweeted, “If type Betty White into the google search engine, rose petals fill your screen. What a lovely web send off…”
Another wrote, “When you Google Betty White, a message appears along with rose petals fills the screen, soo purty!!”
“Google Betty White! It’s a sweet tribute rosepetals fall and Thank You for Being a Friend,” wrote another fan.