In case you missed it, today’s Google Doodle managed to reference not only the current Winter Olympics in South Korea, but also the fact that it’s Valentine’s Day.

The Doodle features two animated Grebes, amid a snowy landscape and Asian architecture, engaging in a beautiful, serene mating dance that Google’s explanation likens to the elegance of figure skaters. The pas de deux concludes with what can only be described as a sweet bird hug.

It’s not as athletic as the Hooded Grebe’s calisthenics,  nor as astonishing as the acrobatics of Clark’s Grebe (photographed solo, above, by Larry Jordan). But the Doodle is still lovely, and will hopefully inspire at least a few people to become interested in these incredible birds.

Written by Meredith Mann
The lowly Red-winged Blackbirds in suburban New York triggered Meredith Mann's interest in birds. Five years later, she's explored some of the the USA's coolest hotspots, from Plum Island in Massachusetts to the Magic Hedge in Chicago to the deserts of Fallon, Nevada. She recently migrated from the Windy City (where she proudly served as a Chicago Bird Collision Monitor, rescuing migrants from skyscrapers and sidewalks) to Philadelphia, where she plans to find new editing and writing gigs; keep up her cool-finds chronicle, Blog5B; and discover which cheesesteak really is the best. And she will accept any and all invitations to bird Cape May, NJ.