Google Maps Gets Nostalgic For April Fools
Marc Gordon - April 1, 2018

15 Reasons To Be Happy Right Now



1. Today is a fresh start for a new opportunity.

2. There is no one else alive quite like you.

3. You are loved.

4. The sun is shining in some part of the world (maybe by you right now)!

5. There's something you can do better than anyone.
>6. You might not know it, but you are somebody's role model.

7. You can make someone smile today.

8. You have goals and dreams you will one day achieve.

9. Some of them might have come true already.

10. And you can set new goals and dream new dreams each day.

11. There are puppies all over the world who would be so happy to meet you.

12. You can change the world.

13. Nutella exists (and tastes good on pretty much anything).

14. There are millions of flowers waiting to be picked by you.

15. You are someone's first choice.

It’s the question we’ve been seeking the answer to for decades: Where’s Waldo? Beginning today and continuing for rest of the week, Google has challenged its curious-minded, nostalgic-ridden users on a series of quests to find our allusive friend Waldo. But, where is he hiding exactly? Log onto Google Maps on iOS, Andrioid, or desktop and Waldo will be waiting for you.

 

 

The experience is something straight out of the classic children’s puzzle books. Once you begin, your map transforms in a page of hidden characters including our striped shirt friend and many old favorites as well (Wenda, Woof, Wizard Whitebeard, and more).

 

 

It may have started as an April Fools joke designed by Google, but users are taking the challenge very seriously (as they should). Once you complete a puzzle by finding Waldo (optional: finding his various friends as well), you move on to the next level in a new location on the map.

 

 

So, if you think you’re up for the challenge, open up Google Maps and look for that familiar face peeking out from the left side of your screen.