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Last month, my wife's uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story. 

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary "How are you" or "What's going on", her dad always opened the conversation with "And then?" Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more "and thens". I cried. 

Since then I've thought a lot about how similar this is to our life's endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become "and thens" as we move on to the next. 

Today I'm announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don't believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I'm overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry's encouragement and support.

I'm also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn't tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I've met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don't even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn't exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget. 

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An "and then". I am excited about what's next. But this isn't the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then....
+Vic Gundotra 



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+Vic Gundotra Good luck on your future endeavors Vic! Was a pleasure meeting you multiple times at I/O, can't imagine them with you.
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Vic -- thank you for a tremendous almost eight years at Google.  You cut your teeth on our mobile apps and developer relations, turning our disparate efforts into something great.  When I first used turn-by-turn navigation, it blew me away.  And, walking onto the stage at I/O last year, it was amazing to see developers so excited about Google.  These were vintage Vic projects.  Then you built Google+ from nothing.  There are few people with the courage and ability to start something like that and I am very grateful for all your hard work and passion.  I really enjoy using Google+ on a daily basis, especially the auto awesome movies which I really love sharing with my family and friends.  Good luck with your next project after Google.  In the meantime we’ll continue working hard to build great new experiences for the ever increasing number of Google+ fans.
 
Wow, didn't see that coming. Thanks for everything and all the best, Vic!
 
+Vic Gundotra You will be missed.  Your contributions to Google and the development of Google+ have been awesome.  Thanks for all you have done.
 
Congrats on your "And then" and I think I speak for everyone when I say Thank you to you and your team for all the work you've done.
 
Sorry to hear that Vic and best of luck for the future!
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Noooooo!! :( Good luck on all your future endeavors +Vic Gundotra you will be missed.
 
Firstly I am very sorry to read about your wife's uncle. Secondly you've been a real benefit to all of us google+ users and Ive personally really appreciated your communication and the hard work! All the very very best with whatever you do next! I find it hard not to be sad, but sure you'll be doing something even better next!
 
+Vic Gundotra well I certainly hope and then involves continuing to enlighten and entertain us on Google+ even as you embark on whatever's next!
 
Going to be missed... And then!! 
 
You gotta be kidding rite? Ohh yea it's still April.
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Good luck. Thank you for your work.
 
Best to you +Vic Gundotra. You're a class act and I enjoy staying up with you online. 
 
Goodluck and thanks for sticking with Google+ even when you didn't seem fully confident yourself! It's a remarkable achievement not for what it does, but for what it fought against to live on successfully.
 
I'm so sorry to hear that, my deepest condolences. 
 
You'll be very much missed Vic, I would get so excited to see your keynotes. You are up there with Steve Jobs in your demos.
 
No!!! Google I/O will not be the same with you not introducing it. Please say you are going to keep up with posting amazing photos and what you are doing in the future. 
 
Wow, Vic. I'm stunned. You have make such a difference in each of our lives, connecting strangers and building families. Google+ is such a big part of our lives now.

God bless in your future endeavours.
 
What!? Unexpected news for me, and I hope it is for the best. But good luck on your journey, man.
 
Best of luck on your future endeavors; your departure will leave some big shoes to fill.
 
Thank you so much for everything +Vic Gundotra! You made the best platform I've used for social interaction, sharing, editing pictures and being able to share stories of my life to family and friends. Thanks!
 
Thanks so much for everything +Vic Gundotra, especially the incredible gift of Google+. You'll be missed.
 
Good luck on your next venture, +Vic Gundotra.  I've enjoyed seeing your keynotes at I/O and been amazed at the technology leadership you've shown at Google.
 
Google I/O will really be different without you but if you feel that you should leave Google then it is the better thing to do. But still you did great work and inspired others to do so too. I hope that this won't be the last we'll hear from you.
 
Thank you for creating such engaging products. I'm looking forward to hearing about your future endeavours!
 
Good journey into the future. You will be missed. 
 
Can't wait to see what's next. It's been a pleasure.
 
Google won't be the same without you +Vic Gundotra but I wish you all the best in your future endeavours. Whatever they may be. 
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Best of luck Vic! I remember years back when you came and spoke to our group. (I was the impromptu event photog in Crittenden). Thanks for everything you've done, and I'll be looking out for the big stuff you're up to next, even if only taking cool photos :) 
 
Good luck with your future. You will be missed at Google. 
 
Hope you the best in your future endeavors! The I/O wont be the same without you! 
 
Thank you for all the great work and all the best in whatever you do next

And then 😃👌👍
 
Monumental news.  I wish you the best in your future endeavors!
 
We'll miss you here in the masses at G+, but every story needs some zigs and zags. I hope your next step brings you more laughter than tears, and if you end up in Austin, let me know and we'll get tacos. Because tacos are awesome.
 
You will be missed. Google+ certainly wouldn't be what it is today without your guidance and inspiration. Good luck on whatever you have planned next. 
 
+Vic Gundotra you will surely be missed. Good Luck to you and my thoughts and prayers will be with your family.
 
What a beautiful way to make your announcement. The "and then" story is extremely touching. I will tell that one to others in person. You will be very missed, +Vic Gundotra. 
 
+Vic Gundotra Good luck with whatever you do next. Hope this doesn't mean you won't be posting on G+ anymore.
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Good luck for the future .God bless you .
 
Nice picture my dear friend. Very sorry to hear about the tragedy. I hope God gave conform to you wife and his family. Wonderful day and God bless you. 
 
Good luck. Remember to check in here every now   and then.
 
Wow this is very shocking and surprising news. Thank you for all you have done in Google, Vic! Best of luck for your future.
 
+Vic Gundotra  As one of the very few Google execs using Google+ this is too bad. However, I am sure we can still look forward to hearing from you.
 
Good luck vic. You're a great inspiring scientist.
 
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What is going on at Google? First Hugo left for that Chinese company, then the head of Android got put on robots, and now Vic is leaving?  Hmm something is fishy here.  People do not leave if they are happy and recognized for their hard work...  Thanks for G+ +Vic Gundotra 
 
Honestly Google is not the same without you +Vic Gundotra and to this day I enjoy Google+ even more because of the way it matured and evolved and that's because you and your team made it that way.

Thank you for giving me the best social media experience I have ever had, where I get the most meaningful conversations and interactions on posts.

I wish you all the best on your future endeavors.
 
Thank you +Vic Gundotra. Google+ is a force to be reckoned with now. People said it wouldn't last and just look at it now. I have made friendships here that will last a lifetime and for that I am grateful. Best of luck in all your future endeavors. 
 
Thank you for all of the great products that you have brought to the Google community over the last 8 years. All the best for the future.
 
+Vic Gundotra thank you for everything you've done at Google.  It wouldn't have been what it is without you.  I hope you keep posting on +Google+ and look forward to hear about what you do next.
 
Bye +Vic Gundotra. I'm sad I had to work while you were in Dallas. Io, among other things will never be the same
 
There won't be a +1 but a: I wish you all the best for the future, thanks for giving as a great time on Google+, you'll be missed for sure!
 
Let your faith make you, Vic. Return to what you know best and who knows you best. My prayers are with you, brother. 
 
Thanks for your work at Google, Vic. We'll miss you and we wish you the best. Sorry to hear about your wife's uncle. 
 
Thanks Vic.  I hope someday, we have a chance to visit the fish market in Tokyo again. Till then, so long and good luck!
 
Best of luck Vic. Thanks for all your work for Google, we'll miss you!
 
I'm shocked and speechless. Thank you for your work and the herzblut you put into it. You will be missed. Google won't be the same without you!
 
Good luck, and thank you for everything you have done for us...
 
Good luck in your future, Google will not be the same without you. 
 
+Vic Gundotra Thank you so much for all your incredible work with Google. Wishing you the best of luck in your new endeavors!
 
Wow... damn...I'm shocked. Best of luck +Vic Gundotra with what you do next. Thanks for orchestrating this platform for us. You've changed my life and many others.
 
Thanks for EVERYTHING Vic. Can't imagine G+ without you. It's been a great ride. Cheers to whatever journey lies ahead.
 
Wonder what's next. Microsoft, Google . . . what's your next conquest?
 
No no no no no.. Someone hold me while I cry.. 
 
Sad you see you go. It'll leave a huge void to fill.

All the best for the future!
 
I will miss your posts but wish you every success with your new endeavors....  The story shall continue  =)
 
And then you went on to a different adventure and grew in a new way, still appreciating what the past taught you. When you are ready can't wait t here all about it.
 
I wonder what's the last project you worked on before today...BEST of luck +Vic Gundotra and hope you could get more "sleep" at night now with your new journey!!
 
Thanks for all you've done for me and many others, and best of luck with everything you take on in the future!
 
+Vic Gundotra congratulations and good luck. You have always been very accommodating and have even replied to a few of my posts over the years. I wish you nothing but the best.  
 
Wow! It can't be... :(( I know you will create great project - professional or personal
 
Good Luck, & God Bless. We look forward to the "And Then" for the next chapter of your life. I am sure you will continue to accomplish great things, as well as continue to do great works. Thanks for your time at Google, and may you bode well +Vic Gundotra with what you do next. Take care.
 
Thank you for all 8 years Vic. Plus and I/O will never be the same without you at the helm.
Onward...
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Thank you for your work, and best of luck in your future endeavors.
 
What?!? Good luck, you are a great corporate personality and google will definitely feel your loss!
 
Whoa!

Touching story. This must be a very emotional moment for you. All. The best! 
 
This is a little late for April fools +Vic Gundotra :'/. Im so glad that you were the person to carry such a great project that turned into a home for my dreams and love for tech. I have meet new interesting people and learned so much from Google+. It was so fun to grow with Google+ and see how passionate you were about it. Thank you for every second you poured into Google+ you made a social network for millions that other social networks could never fill Thank You. :')

 
+Vic Gundotra Thank you for everything you've done and I wish you nothing but luck in whatever the future holds for you.
 
I have so much love for Google..it gives me lot of pain to see such legends like Vic leave the company.....you had been a great pillar of Google....Google IO to Google+....your work has been truly remarkable....
 
Thank Vic, for everything you and your team gave us here on Google Plus. You and your great posts will be missed. But I guess you won't abandon G+. 
 
Thank you for G+ and everything. All best wishes.
 
je suis désolé que vous nous quittiez, car certains de vos messages étaient très intéressant. Je vous souhaite beaucoup de chance pour votre nouveau travail, mais surtout n'abandonner pas vos amis, car les amis vous aident quand vous avez des ennuis personnels.
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+Vic Gundotra this phenomenon you and the team has built is simply amazing — and of course nothing this remarkable can come from people that are not amazing! Stay awesome Vic!  I put up another note on my page as well... just one out of a million small memories! :)
 
you arent allowed to leave Vic!!! good luck bud!!!
 
Perhaps as a thank you to +Vic Gundotra   we should try to beat the record of the numbers of pluses a post received on Google+.
 
Peace be the journey. Cool runnings, +Vic Gundotra. Can't wait to see what your "and then" is! Exciting times to be sure.
 
Thank you +Vic Gundotra for your endless patience listening to so many small conversations you had with the community in the early days of +Google+ . And a specal thanks for your patience to make Hangouts onair possible in Europe and other countries with complex legal situations. Best Greetings from Vienna, Austria, +Robert Redl 
 
Thank you Vic!  And the best of luck to you in your future endeavors!
 
Google I/O won't be the same without you +Vic Gundotra :(

The keynotes were always my favorite, you always had such enthusiasm and you presented everything in the best way possible 
 
+Vic Gundotra Thank you for being such an inspiration to the Google+ team here in India, that includes me. Your e-mails have been a huge motivation to me and your Google+ posts have been everything from funny, inspiring, insightful, eye-catching and so much more.
I wish you the very best and hope the new journey that you are soon to embark upon takes you to newer horizons, fascinating adventures, bigger smiles and then some more.
All the best, Vic!
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Thank you for all of your leadership, innovation, and inspiration +Vic Gundotra . You are a true rock star! While we mourn your departure, we also applaud your next adventures!

I am designing my tech startup with the products within this amazing system you've created. 

We look forward to our and then here and your new and then. 
 
Best wishes for the next stage in your life :) 
 
+Vic Gundotra you definitely revolutionized my life with this platform you spearheaded. Thanks for everything. Please still stay active on Google+ and Good luck on your next venture.
 
Wish there was something we all could say or do to get you to reconsider but thank you for all you done! Perhaps it is time to visit more of those Supercharger stations beckoning your Model S . . .
 
Congrats on your new mysterious endeavors.
 
That's HUGE news! Congrats on 8 incredible years at +Google. Can't wait to see what your next #andthen  brings.
 
Good Luck. We'll miss you, your talent it's amazing! Thanks for everything in Google. 
 
Thank you for all your great work at Google and good luck in all of your future endeavors!
 
You will always be remembered for the Amazing contribution. Not just for a platform of social media.. But for the processes.. Which are invincible.. Hats off.. And all the best 
 
Very happy for you +Vic Gundotra !! But sad for Google ;) Here's wishing you every success in your next venture... #andthen  ... Cheers!
 
I will miss Your sleepless night posts the night befor a Google+ update :(
 
Best wishes in all your future endeavors.  I wish you every success, and Good Luck to you Sir, and your family.  +Vic Gundotra.
 
Voooooooow veri gentelman ;♡
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Good luck with everything, Vic. And thank you for Google+
 
Wow definitely did not expect this. Good luck with your future plans
 
Congrats... Have a great future.. 
 
Congratulations on an amazing 8 years of impact. Enjoy the next steps.
 
+Vic Gundotra Being an Apple snob, you brought me back to Google products with your passionate pleas for Android and it's potential. What you have done with G+ is a gift to us that will remain a legacy. Thanks to you and your team for dreaming and delivering on those dreams. I really hope you keep sharing your thoughts and pictures over here at G+ so we can follow your "and then's"! Wish you the very best and looking forward to your next creation!
 
Ummmmm...... Why? I believe that there is something wrong . To be honest, I heard that thing can be good outside some corporations , but it can be dirty inside some corporations..... Good luck and thanks for displaying the pattern from US corporation... Smh ..... #AndThen 
 
Good luck, VIc! I always looked forward to seeing you host IO!
 
Good luck whatever your next step is +Vic Gundotra. You were easily my favorite executive to speak at I/O every year and provided great context to the big picture aspect of what you guys were trying to accomplish. I hope whatever your andthen turns out to be is something you are equally proud of.
 
Always a true gent and nice to see you keeping it real Vic, huge respect to you and the choices you made, good luck for your future endeavors ....
 
Good luck with your future ventures +Vic Gundotra ... and sorry about the family loss.
 
Thanks for all you've put into Google+, +Vic Gundotra .  We will miss your "sleepless nights"!!!
 
Thank you +Vic Gundotra , you did a wonderful job and you will be missed by many, many blessings and good luck in your future :)
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Thank you +Vic Gundotra for all your services. All the best for your future. We look forward to your future endeavors.. 
 
Good luck on your "and then". I enjoyed your posts, before I realized what you stood for. And I hope to see more of them, from whatever angle they might come!
 
Like +Derek Ross said, you have changed our lives +Vic Gundotra.
In my case (speaking as the CircleCount page) I was born only because of you ;)

Thanks a lot for everything you have done, and especially for your great support! Best of luck for your then!
 
Expecting to see what's more exciting than Google. Good luck in your new life.
 
+Vic Gundotra  Your engagement with the community here will always be what I remember most about your days at the helm.  You truly embedded yourself in your product and it benefited as a result.  I expect that you will continue to be an active part of the community, but seeing your family photos at the Google I/O presentations will be missed!!
 
All the best +Vic Gundotra and thank you for all you have done, not only for Google as a whole, but specifically for your work on Google+. I've learned more about my own city through the people I've met on here in the past few years than I have in the lifetime I've lived here. The sense of community is stronger here than on any other social service I've known.  
 
What a heartfelt goodbye. Thank you for sharing with the community.
 
thank you +Vic Gundotra  to make a google plus so awesome place to share and make me have many friends :)

Best wishes for you :)
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Good luck on your new journey. 
 
wow..big news! Thank you +Vic Gundotra for making Google plus the best social network for photographers.


 
First I am sorry for your loss. +Vic Gundotra  and that of your wife. Second I am sad to see you go as you helped give us this amazing platform.. this layer of Google. 
Third, I wish for you all the wonders that are out there, and know that wherever you go and whatever you do it will be excellent! 
Celebrate your achievements! We G+ folks do.. #andthen   
 
Thanks, +Vic Gundotra, for being the one at the helm of G+ for the past almost 3 years (3 for many of the users, not all).  It's a great place and I have had many wonderful things happen and met many wonderful people as a result of hopping on board and taking advantage of it.

PS -  can we still tag you in random crap?

cc: +Ward A 
 
Good Luck! Thanks for everything!
 
We wish you all the best! TY for the wonderful work!
 
Thanks +Vic Gundotra You are my mans. You will always be held in high regard. Unless your leaving for Apple, in which case I'd say .... many inappropriate things. But otherwise you are auto awesome and will be missed. Please continue to be active on G+.
 
+Vic Gundotra best of luck in your next venture. I'm sure you will give the same passion and dedicated service like you did with +Google+ 
 
Your influence on this excellent community will be sorely missed!
 
Sad but good luck in whatever you choose to do +Vic Gundotra life is truly a gift and we must travel the paths it sets for us.
Good luck and be happy wherever your path takes you :-)
 
+Vic Gundotra, you were an amazing face for Google. you had passion, honesty, and you seemed to really care about Google and your users. Good luck to you and your family in your next adventure.
 
It was always a pleasure! Best wishes for your next adventure. You'll be missed ! 
 
+Vic Gundotra

I will be honest to you, that I really hate seeing you parting ways with +Google+...

I met you twice (Google I/O & in SXSW) and I do love the way you interact with anyone (full of honesty and dynamism).

My question is WHY? But I know that you have something for "and then" best endeavor you are going to.

Me & my family wishing you a successful "and then" future...

Thank you so much & GOD bless 
 
Good luck for your future and keep posting here, we love your posts. 
 
Best of luck on your future endeavors
 
My condolences to your family.

Thank you for your and your team's work on Google+ - I have made great friends through this network.

Wishing you many grand adventures, I'm looking forward to many more "and then" stories from you.

Now to call my parents, and catch up with them.
 
Thank you, +Vic Gundotra  for being the face of G+ here and being so accessible to all of us. You are a great example to follow for any company leader around the world.

Good luck on your new adventure. I am sure we will hear more about it here on G+!
 
shame you couldn't get notifications to work b4 you jumped ship....

also...it would have been nice if you had interacted with us more...
 
Good luck with your next endeavour +Vic Gundotra. Hope this is good news for you. It will be shocking for the rest of us. 
 
+Vic Gundotra Thanks for the window into your life and work at Google. Hope you keep it open so we can see what you are moving on to next. In the spirit of you post; Good luck #andthen  
 
Thanks for +Google+ +Vic Gundotra it's been a huge stepping stone for me in so many ways. Good luck to you and we'll see each other somewhere down the road I am certain. 
 
+Vic Gundotra  never met you, but my family and I want to thank you for auto awesome movies. We use them to chronicle the days we can't stop laughing, the days we can't stop crying, graduations, birthdays, and everything in between. You and your team have touch many lives.

Onward and Upward 
 
+Vic Gundotra It's sad to hear you leaving Google, but I wish you good luck for the future and please keep us posted in your new journey ;) 
 
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I can't believe this ! I/O will never be the same :( .. Will you still be an active G+ user +Vic Gundotra ? :)
 
That's a shock.  Promise you'll keep posting your delicious A7 full frame photos !
 
awwww +Vic Gundotra ..i dont know what to say... I wish you the very best and will always be here for you. cheers
 
This saddens me more than I'd expect it would. All the best, sir.
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Good luck on your new journey.
 
Thanks so much for everything you have done to make Google+ the best social network +Vic Gundotra. 
 
We'll miss you, +Vic Gundotra !! Thanks for all you've done to inspire us at Google (and beyond)!
 
Thanks Vic. Android and G+ are amazing products; thanks for all the good things you've done at Google.
 
So sorry to read that +Vic Gundotra I'll miss you. But I do wish you all the best for whatever you're up to. Hope we'll meet again here. Best wishes & all best thoughts from Germany <Waves>
 
All the best Vic. Thanks for the Google plus invite back in the day :)
 
I wish you the best of luck +Vic Gundotra ! You are truly amazing and the one I enjoy following the most!
 
Best wishes and luck for your future endeavors! Keep up posted with your next journey. Thanks for initiating Google+ with +Bradley Horowitz 
 
Best of luck +Vic Gundotra. You've done amazing things at Google and I look forward to seeing your future work on whatever it might be! You're a rock star!
 
Thank you for everything and good luck for the future.
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Thank you sir!
 
I have been happy to comment and read all your interesting photos,stories,and ideas and suggestions. Will miss you. Thank you
AJ Kohn
 
Thank you +Vic Gundotra for your passion here and for wherever you take it next. Be well. Be happy.
 
An amazing post from an amazing person.  Best of luck to you, Vic.  May your life be filled with many more "and thens"!
 
Looking forward to watching your life change +Vic Gundotra! I'm sure you'll be missed at Google but with such connectivity how far away can you really get right?
 
Sad to see so many great Googlers leave for bigger and better things. Thanks +Vic Gundotra for all you've done.
 
Good luck for the future +Vic Gundotra, thanks for everything you have given to the many users of Google services and of course Google+ itself! Will miss your presentations at IO, they were always my favourite! I look forward to seeing what you bring your obvious passion for life to next! 
 
Wow!  Nothing changes, if nothing changes.  Happy adventures.
 
I'm very sorry to hear about your wife's uncle. I also hate seeing you leave Google. That having been said, I wish you all the luck in your future endeavours! We Plussers owe you an enormous debt in the role you played in creating G+!
 
I'm genuinely surprised by your departure. It seems so soon. But although I want you to stay at Google, I also want you to be happy, even if it means it's elsewhere. So good luck wherever the future takes you, +Vic Gundotra!
 
Well said Sir. May your next "and then" be an Amazing one !!!
 
Make the best out of the future. Till then ...
 

Dear Mr. Vic Gundotra,

I want to extend my sincere condolences.

I trust that you will continue to be our G+ friend.

I wish you well in all your new endeavours.


 
Thanks so much! It makes me sad to see you go. But new people and new stuff also need their place. Curious to see your new projects and lots of success with what it is you will be doing next. You will also be leaving some big shoes to fill.
 
I'm really sad to see you depart google. For me you will always be the google+ most important person!! BEST OF LUCK!!!! And tell me then.....
 
We will miss you and how involved you are with the community here. You have made this a social media platform about discussion and conversation. Good luck in your "and then".
 
All the best in whatever you go on to do, +Vic Gundotra

I'll miss your sleepless nights before any and every major announcement.

I hope you stick around on G+ as a user though. If +Hugo Barra can do it, then you've got no excuse 🙊
 
Wow... +Vic Gundotra I don't know you personally, but having the opportunity to follow you on +Google+ meant a lot to me and reading about your departure from Google is so touching. You will be missed and your good work at Google will never be forgotten. I wish you lots of luck into the future.
 
Thanks for everything +Vic Gundotra and much success to you in your future endeavors.  
 
Thank you +Vic Gundotra for all the work you've done to make Google+ happen! You will be missed!
 
I hope the best for you and your family. Enjoy them they are all u have in life and they will stick by you through the worst and the best. 
 
Best of luck, +Vic Gundotra. Google won't be the same without you. Hope you stay active here. I always look forward to your posts.
 
Sorry for you family's loss. Good luck with your "and then." :)
 
Having you be front and center as opposed to behind the scenes is part of what has made Google+ so special.  Thanks so much for giving us a place to thrive!  Best of luck on your future ventures, hope to still see you post here +Vic Gundotra :)
 
The Godfather of Google+!   Healing prayers to you and your family, +Vic Gundotra . I so appreciate you being a resource for me and everyone else at +Veterans United .   #andthen  you get to write your next chapter!  Making job changes for your family is a decision you will never regret.  I did that two years ago and was one of the best decisions I ever made.  Keep in touch .
 
Be well... be happy.  Stay social and keep a G+ account rolling.  Your insight and humanity is always appreciated +Vic Gundotra .
 
I hope we'll still see you around these parts
 
THX for your passion and engagement in -and outside of Google+ you and your team build a great social network with your hard work. Best regards in the future. Hope to see nevertheless some of your great posts here on Google+
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Best of luck for the future. A sad loss for Google+ and I hope your successor is somebody with the same drive and passion for this product.
 
I loved you in The Intern!! Good luck with everything over at CBS!! 
 
And then +Vic Gundotra I want to thank you for all your hard work. +Google won't be the same without you. I wish you luck in your future endeavors and look forward to seeing what's next for you through your G+ posts. Thank you again for everything #andthen
 
You're family is blessed to have a remarkable leader such as yourself. All the best to you. Thank you for everything.

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Thanks, Vic. Wonderfully written. You're a big reason for why I use Google products. All the best to you in the future.
 
Thank you +Vic Gundotra and all the best for your future. May there be many "and thens" to come...
 
You will be missed a lot in this year io +Vic Gundotra!! Good luck for your future. Surely you will not stop to amaze us. 
 
+Vic Gundotra, we will miss your presence at +Google hugely, but I wish you all the luck in the world, I hope you find/ have found something equally inspiring to spend your time doing, and I look forward to reading about what you are getting up to on here :)

Take care :)
 
Thankyou +Vic Gundotra for my favourite friend meeter and timewaster G+ has become my largest interaction with the Internet, hopefully it will continue to grow.
Good luck in all your future endeavors. 
 
I was really looking forward to your presentation at I/O this year. Good luck and thanks for everything you've done with G+ and other projects. And then fo sho!
 
And then ...  is something I will never forget.
 
I always looked forward to your speeches at Google I\O. You will be missed. Best of luck in whatever you choose to do. 
 
Well, +Vic Gundotra - nobody can ever say you didn't leave a lasting mark behind you. Like many, I'll be anxiously waiting to see where you land next. Best of luck for more future successes.
 
Beautifully written, sir. Thank you for your wonderful work, and may you have the greatest of success in whatever comes next.
 
+Vic Gundotra  only the best wishes in your new endeavors!  You have made a profound impact on my life with your contributions at Google and I look forward to whatever the next "and then" is for you! 
 
This is a sad moment, you were my favorite one at Google, please keep us posted on Google+ with what you're doing, we are rooting for you.
 
A  touching story indeed and so fitting.  You will be terribly missed +Vic Gundotra, very much.  You, the Google+ team, and this platform  have given me, this 'island guy', an incredible opportunity and unwavering support, to share my passion with the world - thank you!  Good luck in your future endeavours. "And then..."
 
Best of the best Vic. And then.......
 
didn't see that coming, Best of luck and  thanks for sticking with Google+
 
+Vic Gundotra, I wish you the best in your next "and then" (; and a BIG Thanks for G+, I really love this social network!
 
Thanks Vic for the huge impact you've made.  best wishes for continued success!
 
Best of luck in your future adventures, +Vic Gundotra!Thank you for all the work you've done and I can't wait to see what comes next. 
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I am really inspired by, the way you bring +Google+ to this point. Looking forward to your next #andthen . My best wishes for your future endeavours.
 
This is a shock. Big no. Although good luck and keep using Google+
 
Your products have enriched the lives of the users and for that you will be remembered.  Thank you Vic for your service and best of luck to you in the future.  You will be missed.
 
Good Luck +Vic Gundotra  . You are part of changing so many lives to the positive, I wish you the best of things and hope that you will bring great stuff that will have impact on my live as you have done over your years at +Google 

Cheers!
 
Thank you for pouring your time and energy into shaping Google+ into what it is today. You sure do know how to move people, and this post has me filled with mixed emotions.

One thing is certain: we know you'll follow each "and then" with an exciting new chapter of things to look forward to wherever you go. Knowing you, you're "just getting started" :) Good luck on your next adventure, Vic.
 
Have fun with your new endeavors +Vic Gundotra .
At this point in your life always have fun doing whatever it is you decide to do. Also make sure it is hard as well as fun.
 
Thanks for your work and good luck for your personal and professional future!
 
You are truly blessed with knowledge of this industry. I pray your much satisfaction and contentment in your future endeavors may our creator guide you in the right direction that you may impart your gifts to them. And prayers to your mourning family. You know the hope
 
Thanks for all you've done and brought to the community.  Good luck with your next venture +Vic Gundotra and I wish happiness to you and your family.
 
Thank you for Google+ ... we all love it and can't live without it!
 
Best of luck for the future. I really enjoyed following you here on Google+...
 
Wow, my heart literally sank when I read that. I have no affiliation to Google whatsoever and I've never met you so no real reason I should feel that, other than I have this feeling about how much you have personally pushed forward the G+ platform and remained engaged with the audience throughout.

I always look forward to your keynotes, you are a great speaker. I'll miss that this I/O.

Well, best of luck in your next adventure, you will be missed.
 
Thanks +Vic Gundotra for all you have done for the world of Google and those of us who only use Google.
 
Good luck and thank you for saving me from Facebook. 😄
 
+Vic Gundotra It was a pleasure to work with you alongside our team. Best of luck on your next adventure - and don't forget to pack some Quintessa!
 
Wow! What a powerful message Vic! It was a pleasure meeting you and being graced with your presence in the last month. Good luck on all your future endeavors!!!
 
Hey +Vic Gundotra, sorry to see you leaving. I thank you for all the nice things you have done for the community and mankind. I wish you good luck with your future endeavors. I hope you keep on posting here at Google+, I very much enjoy your beautiful pictures and stunning lessons of life. 
 
Que pena +Vic Gundotra  Você fará muita falta. Espero que tenha um ótimo desafio pela frente. Você já era a cara do Google. Continue nos brindando com notícias aqui no G+.
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We'll miss you, +Vic Gundotra! Thanks for putting so much time and effort in to create something so powerful and wonderful that has made an impact on so many people! I can't wait to hear what you're up to next!
 
Sad to see you leave, but I wish you all the luck in your future endeavors!
 
Thanks for your leadership in building +Google+ - and good luck with your future endeavors!
 
Google+ won't be the same without you at the head of it +Vic Gundotra. Can't wait to hear more from you soon ! 
 
Good luck & you will be missed.
 
Wow.  This is big news.  I wish you the very best, +Vic Gundotra!  What an amazing community you've created here and I will be forever grateful for the amazing people I have met over the past several years and always pleasantly surprised at how very dear some of them have become to me.  Thank you for all you've done and take care.
 
Thanks for building this space for us.
 
Oh no! First +Hugo Barra , now +Vic Gundotra ...What's to come of Google now?

With that said, best of luck with your new and fresh endeavors! 
 
Thanks for all the hard work and good laughs, +Vic Gundotra! You've helped shape something awesome with the Google+ team, and then some!

Whatever you move on to, I expect you will address it with the same wit and intellect, using your apparent patience and subdued impatience to push your team to dream better, higher, faster, and then ... who knows what will happen!

Again, Thank You, and see you around G+, I hope?
 
All the best for your future! Google I/O won't be the same without you. Looking forward for your next mega impact "and then"!
 
Thank you for everything that you've done to make Google+ what it is now. Good luck in your future endeavours!
 
+Vic Gundotra, though you may be leaving today, the positive imprints you leave on Google, its employees, its customers, and Technology as a whole, will live on forever. Thank you for all you've done. And, may your future endeavors bring you even closer to your dreams.
 
+Vic Gundotra, after 8 long years at +Google it's ripe time for you to move on to much greener pastures where your talents and skills are much more deserving of.  Best of luck and to a much greater future and opportunity for you because you deserve it.
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This is saddening :( I love this social network. It's been really great here and the people have all been very nice. I wish you the best in your future. We hope to see you in Google+ even after your departure
 
The ride at +Google has been great with your leadership on so many project, I just hope it carries on.
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+Vic Gundotra!!!!  Please say you're still going to be a user on Google+!   We <3 you being here and sharing with us! 
 
Very interested to hear the next part of the conversation. Congratulations!!
 
Thanks to you and your teams for all you've given us, Vic!
 
Say it isn't so! I mean, congratulations! I mean, no don't leave.

I don't know you personally but the work I've seen you do at Google has been amazing. I wish you the very best in the future. 
 
Thank you Vic for all the hard work that you have done at G+.

All the best in the future to you and your family.
 
Good Luck, better not go to Apple or Microsoft or I will stop following you. 
+Hugo Barra, +Dennis Woodside, +Vic Gundotra all gone. :(

. +Matias Duarte   you better not leave. 
 
Good luck and thank you for wonderful job done.
 
Thanks for everything, Vic! As a leader of Google+ you've done wonders. I look forward to your future projects ✌ 🙋
 
Thank you and good luck on your next chapter! 
 
Best wishes for the future Vic. Your work at Google has been life changing for millions of people. Thank you.
 
All the best +Vic Gundotra, thanks for creating this awesome emerald sea over the past years and keep bringing the inspiration.. wherever you may go next! 
 
So sad to see +Vic Gundotra from Google.  Please stay active so we can keep up with you next chapter!
 
Thanks for everything and good luck with your next project! 
I hope that Google will continue the great work on Google Plus and help it reach its full potential. It is a very important place for many of us. You know who we are. 
I know you'll miss +Bobbie Today :-P
 
Thank you +Vic Gundotra! You have changed my life! Love the friends I have met on G+ through your vision. I will always be thankful. I wish you and your family all the best. 🙋
 
Vic. Outstanding work at Google, and making "google plus" a verb! Wish you the very best! Please don't stop sharing pictures - you are an awesome shutterbug :-)

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Absolutely, congratulations on your past success and best of luck with your future explorations.
 
Thanks for Google+ +Vic Gundotra . Hope you stay active here on Google+. Wish you all the best. Can't wait to hear about your new adventures!
 
Will be missed. All the best
 
Best of luck to you. I'm just now leaving my job of 14 years and know it's not an easy leap. 
 
You've given everybody so much and in return, our love! You'll be the best wherever you go. Good luck for a brighter future. I'll miss you @ Google, but I'm sure you'll entertain us as customers. :)
 
Your personality made many Google products what they are today, may they carry on in the same spirit. Take my +1, not as a "Thank you for leaving" but as a "Thank you for having been there" and as my best wished for your future endeavours. Hopefully, you'll continue to do what you do best, influence how many people think about tech and improve their lives in ways they would have never imagined. Thank you for all your hard work and good luck for the future.
 
Did Microsoft ask you to get Microsoft Mobile based on Android?
 
Thanks for sharing your family's story. I'm sorry for your loss. Google+ has been a fun trip. I hope you will continue to share all of your +1 worthy moments.
 
Very sad. You always were the face, the human behind g+ (at least for me).
 
All your ads on GOOGLE I / O was brilliant and amazing. You will be missed. Good luck in your new journey.
 
Good luck. You're definitely a talented orator.
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