This weekend many sons and daughters will be celebrating their mothers, and Google hopes Hangouts will be a part of the occasion. When you wish your mom a Happy Mother's Day, a random animation will pop up to mark the moment.

Options we've noticed so far have included a pair of hugging koalas, a pot of flowers with a heart, and an arm with a Mom tattoo.

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You may have come to expect this from Google by now. The company has used its instant messaging service to celebrate the new year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Father's Day, and other occasions.

So far the Mother's Day experience has been hit or miss. I didn't have any luck using the trigger words on a few co-workers. Perhaps Google knows we aren't related. It may be suspicious because we're all dudes. Whatever the reason, don't give up hope. If you wish enough times between now and this Sunday, you will probably see an animation at some point.

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