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'I Felt Chills.' Viral Story Is Leading People Down the Sweetest Google Maps Memory Lane



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A few years after her grandfather’s passing, a Twitter user by the name of Yajaira shared on Tuesday that she recently found out that Google had mapped his farm in Durango, Mexico. She decided to check out the photos on Google Maps, and sure enough, there he was — immortalized thanks to the navigation app — because where else would he be?
To illustrate, she including a sprawling video of her virtual drive around the property. “My grandpa passed away a few years ago,” she wrote in her post. “We didn’t get to say goodbye to him. Yesterday we found out google maps finally drove through his farm and as we were curious going through it, where the road ends, there is my grandpa, just sitting there.”
“I felt chills and I couldn’t help but to cry,” she told TIME of the discovery.
As for what her grandfather thought about his image being captured at the time, she said he likely didn’t know what to make of it. “He was so old and I am sure he was confused with the car and what was on top it of. He was probably wondering what was going on,” she said.

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