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πŸ’— Growing Heart emoji

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What doesΒ πŸ’—Β Growing Heart emoji mean?

Our love for this emoji just keeps on growing more and more every day.

The growing heart emoji, πŸ’—, shows a pink or red heart surrounded by the outlines of several slightly lighter-colored hearts of increasing size, which suggests that the heart is expanding.

It’s used to express outpourings of emotions like love, joy, affection, pride, and even sorrow.Β 

Related words

πŸ’” Broken Heart emoji, πŸ’– Sparkling Heart emoji, πŸ’• Two Hearts emoji, πŸ’“ Beating Heart emoji, 😍 Smiling Face With Heart-Shaped Eyes emoji, ❀️ Red Heart emoji, you're doing amazing, sweetie

Where does πŸ’— Growing Heart emoji come from?


Unicode approved growing heart emoji πŸ’—Β in 2010 as part of Unicode 6.0. Its release was by joined a whole host of heart-shape emoji:Β heart with arrow πŸ’˜, beating heartΒ πŸ’“, broken heartΒ πŸ’”, two hearts πŸ’•, sparkling heartΒ πŸ’–, heart with ribbon πŸ’, heart decoration πŸ’Ÿ, and revolving heartsΒ πŸ’ž.

Most versions of the emoji, as shown in the screenshot from Emojipedia below, display a heart growing by at least two sizes, with the color of the hearts lightening at each higher level.Β Older versions actually animated aΒ heart to grow larger.


The design ofΒ growing heart emoji πŸ’— reminds us of one notable instance from Dr. Suess’s 1957 children’s book (and 1966 animated film)Β How the Grinch Stole Christmas.Β Early on in the story, it’s implied that the main reason for the fictional Grinch’s misanthropy is that his heart is β€œtwo sizes too small.” At the story’s climax, the Grinch has an epiphany about humanity (and Christmas) that causes his shriveled heart to β€œ[grow] three sizes that day.” 


Examples of πŸ’— Growing Heart emoji

drinking your tears πŸ’— @lanadelrey @yourgirlchuck
@MarinaDiamandis, September, 2018
@angelrobotkitty, September, 2018
This is truly amazing. People of all backgrounds, marching on all 7 continents yesterday to support women's rights. πŸ’—
@JamieHersch, January, 2017
Happy Bi Visibility Day to all you wonderful humans out there!!! You're validly fantastic and fantastically valid. πŸ’™πŸ’—πŸ’œ
@ThomasSanders, September 2018

Who uses πŸ’— Growing Heart emoji?

The growing heart emoji πŸ’— is used whenever someone wants to show an outpouring of love, joy, pride, or any strong, positive emotion that would cause your heart to swell or grow. (If your heart literally swells or grows, please contact a doctor immediately).

It can also be used to evoke strong feelings of sadness or sympathy.

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