πŸ’—Β - growing heart emoji

or growing heart emoji

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What doesΒ πŸ’—Β 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.

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

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Examples of πŸ’—Β - growing heart emoji

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Examples of πŸ’—Β - growing heart emoji
drinking your tears πŸ’— @lanadelrey @yourgirlchuck
@MarinaDiamandis, September, 2018
YOU'RE DOING AMAZING SWEETIEπŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—
@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
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Where does πŸ’—Β - growing heart emoji come from?

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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.

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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.” 

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Who uses πŸ’—Β - 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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