Google Updates Homepage With Vigil Candle For Victims Of School Shooting

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In a show of solidarity with those grieving tonight over a school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, Google placed a subtle vigil candle below its search box. Google’s graceful, yet poignant gesture speaks to the uniqueness of this particular tragedy. Earlier today, scores of citizens flooded the White House’s official online petition website, WeThePeople, calling for “immediate” gun control reform, in what could be the fastest petition ever for the site. And before that, a clip of a tearful Obama speaking about the incident went viral on the web. More and more unprecedented signs on the web reveal a nation uniquely scarred by the tragedy in Newtown.