Emoji dictionary 💗 Growing Heart emoji [groh-ing hahrt ih-moh-jee] Published December 18, 2018 What does 💗 Growing Heart emoji mean? Our love for this emoji just keeps on growing more and more every day. The growing heart emoji, 💗, 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. Related words 💔 Broken Heart emoji, 💖 Sparkling Heart emoji, 💕 Two Hearts emoji, 💓 Beating Heart emoji, 😍 Smiling Face With Heart-Shaped Eyes emoji, ❤️ Red Heart emoji, you're doing amazing, sweetie Where does 💗 Growing Heart emoji come from? EmojiTerra Unicode approved growing heart emoji 💗 in 2010 as part of Unicode 6.0. Its release was by joined a whole host of heart-shape emoji: heart with arrow 💘, beating heart 💓, broken heart 💔, two hearts 💕, sparkling heart 💖, heart with ribbon 💝, heart decoration 💟, and revolving hearts 💞. 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. Older versions actually animated a heart to grow larger. Emojipedia The design of growing heart emoji 💗 reminds us of one notable instance from Dr. Suess’s 1957 children’s book (and 1966 animated film) How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Early on in the story, it’s implied that the main reason for the fictional Grinch’s misanthropy is that his heart is “two sizes too small.” At the story’s climax, the Grinch has an epiphany about humanity (and Christmas) that causes his shriveled heart to “[grow] three sizes that day.” Tenor Examples of 💗 Growing Heart emoji drinking your tears 💗 @lanadelrey @yourgirlchuck @MarinaDiamandis, September, 2018 YOU'RE DOING AMAZING SWEETIE💗💗💗💗 @angelrobotkitty, September, 2018 This is truly amazing. People of all backgrounds, marching on all 7 continents yesterday to support women's rights. 💗 @JamieHersch, January, 2017 Happy Bi Visibility Day to all you wonderful humans out there!!! You're validly fantastic and fantastically valid. 💙💗💜 @ThomasSanders, September 2018 SEE MORE EXAMPLES Who uses 💗 Growing Heart emoji? The growing heart emoji 💗 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). "I chose not to make it about me" A Christian Grandmother Shows Us How To Support #Trans Youth 💗 via @HuffPostRelig https://t.co/r1AzjLd4d2 — The Trevor Project (@TrevorProject) January 26, 2017 This is truly amazing. People of all backgrounds, marching on all 7 continents yesterday to support women's rights. 💗https://t.co/CZmneNErpS — Jamie Hersch (@JamieHersch) January 22, 2017 And they've taken some beautiful photos of the wedding! 💗💗💗#SBSPopAsiahttps://t.co/02v7RybBfD — SBS PopAsia (@SBSPopAsia) January 19, 2017 Shattering the glass ceiling, one punch at a time ⚡️👊🏻💗 @dawn_images 💃🏻 https://t.co/7vyrEo697b — MAWRA HOCANE (@MawraHocane) November 15, 2016 It can also be used to evoke strong feelings of sadness or sympathy. #RIPLeonard So very sad 💗Leonard Cohen dies at 82, singer-songwriter of 'Hallelujah' had a literary sensibility https://t.co/NGtj58XM4d — Suzanne Lepage (@SuzanneLepage1) November 11, 2016 Shedding a tear for another beautiful soul, Debbie Reynolds. 💗 https://t.co/A5Qc9nhqiY pic.twitter.com/qo9TvGhOeY — People (@people) December 29, 2016 Just Added clout chaser, let that sink in, Dark Brandon, phrogging, I said what I said Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of 💗 Growing Heart emoji like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of 💗 Growing Heart emoji that will help our users expand their word mastery.