Google Maps is an interesting piece of technology. In the span of a few years, they have completely removed maps from daily life for most people in the U.S. and have allowed us to explore differently than we ever have before. One of the parts of the software is the ability to go into “Street View”.
Google Street View is a mode where you can digitally move around on the street.
In something similar to VR, the street view option lets you look around as if you were in the road where you dropped in at. It is primarily used for scouting the outside of buildings or looking for the front of the restaurant that you can’t find for some reason. While its uses are rather mundane, there is the occasional gem hidden within.
The way that Google captures the data can result in hilarious moments.[/imgsrc]
Essentially, there is a car that drives around with a bunch of cameras stuck to it. As the Google car drives around, it records the world around it for us to look at later. If you see the car on its way, you can actually have some time to prepare for the picture it will take of you! People around the world have staged elaborate settings when they find out the Google car is coming soon.
You can find these little “easter eggs” through a simple search.
From people wearing bird masks to scuba divers chasing each other, the hidden pictures are wonderful. There are even subreddits devoted to finding them! While many of these gems are funny, one of them is heartwarming.
One man was caught on Google camera in the middle of a good deed.
On one stretch of highway, the Google camera was off and away, recording everything that it could. It was in Malaga, Spain, and the view that it captured ended up telling a wonderful story. As we follow the street view down the road, the story comes together.
The first image is of a small kitten sitting on the edge of the road.
The initial image that is captured by the car is of a small black and white kitten that seems to be a bit confused. It is sitting on the side of a highway and looking around for help. The scene is a bit heartbreaking to look at.
As the Google car moves forward, we see that a car has pulled off the road.
Looking ahead, we see that a silver car has pulled over on the side of the highway and a man is getting out. The man slowly makes his way down the road towards where we saw the kitten earlier. Since we are able to see in full 360 because of the way the cameras work, we can turn around and follow the man further.
Rounding the corner, the man walks towards the cat and the Google car continues on.
From what it looks like, this man saw a cat on the road and knew that he wanted to help. His heroics were captured on camera by Google! It seems that no good deed goes unnoticed when Google is around.
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