Every once in a a while, Google will change its homepage with custom illustrations to celebrate a particular occurrence, such as the birthday of author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Born 141 years ago, the Canadian icon penned the classic Anne of Green Gables series.
The Google doodles are a modern take on the heartwarming tales of an idealistic red-headed orphan and her new life in Canada's Prince Edward Island. A moving image pays tribute to Lucy Maud Montgomery as Anne can be seen traversing back and forth -- running over a bridge with kindred spirit Diana and rowing in a boat with eventual beau Gilbert. Anne of Green Gables was originally published over a century ago in 1908, but is still a beloved story today.