💗 - growing heart emoji

or growing heart emoji

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What doesย ๐Ÿ’—ย mean?

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

The growing heart emoji, ๐Ÿ’—, 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.

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

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Examples of 💗 - growing heart emoji

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Examples of 💗 - growing heart emoji
drinking your tears ๐Ÿ’— @lanadelrey @yourgirlchuck
@MarinaDiamandis, September, 2018
YOU'RE DOING AMAZING SWEETIE๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—
@angelrobotkitty, September, 2018
This is truly amazing. People of all backgrounds, marching on all 7 continents yesterday to support women's rights. ๐Ÿ’—
@JamieHersch, January, 2017
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Where does 💗 - growing heart emoji come from?

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Unicode approved growing heart emoji ๐Ÿ’—ย in 2010 as part of Unicode 6.0. Its release was by joined a whole host of heart-shape emoji:ย heart with arrow ๐Ÿ’˜, beating heartย ๐Ÿ’“, broken heartย ๐Ÿ’”, two hearts ๐Ÿ’•, sparkling heartย ๐Ÿ’–, heart with ribbon ๐Ÿ’, heart decoration ๐Ÿ’Ÿ, and revolving heartsย ๐Ÿ’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.ย Older versions actually animated aย heart to grow larger.

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The design ofย growing heart emoji ๐Ÿ’— reminds us of one notable instance from Dr. Suess’s 1957 children’s book (and 1966 animated film)ย How the Grinch Stole Christmas.ย Early on in the story, itโ€™s implied that the main reason for the fictional Grinchโ€™s misanthropy is that his heart is โ€œtwo sizes too small.โ€ At the story’s climax, the Grinch has an epiphany about humanity (and Christmas) that causes his shriveled heart to โ€œ[grow] three sizes that day.โ€ย 

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Who uses 💗 - growing heart emoji ?

The growing heart emoji ๐Ÿ’— 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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