What is the meaning of the smiley 🤗?

Emojis are now an integral part of our daily lives. Indeed, it's pretty rare to see a person who doesn't use social networks, and even rarer to see one who doesn't use emoji in conversations on various social platforms. Almost the majority of the world's population has resorted to one of the social networks that exist, be it Facebook, Instagram, Snaptchat, twitter, etc.

On these networks, we generally use these smileys in our posts, messages, but also in comments and stories. We even see them on T-shirts.

In this article, we've chosen a particular smiley face, and if you love hugs, then you're going to love this article. We're going to find out what the meaning of this smiley face hugging is. How to use it and what's its origin?

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What does this smiley face hug mean?

This smiley is a hugging emoji. It's one of the smileys displaying the hand as an anatomical part. It belongs to the smiley & emotion category. This emoji can be interpreted in many different ways. But generally speaking, it expresses different emotions such as empathy, understanding, joy and pleasure.

Affection and psychological comfort

This emoji generally expresses a wide range of emotions, such as compassion, l'condition, the consolation, the protection and the moral support. In telephone conversation, it is used as a gesture of affection for reassure a person in need of comfort and moral support. In this context, it can be used to replace the open palms emoji.

Agreement and Understanding

This emoji is also used for express agreement with another person for a similar taste, opinion or passion. It most often replaces the expression :

  • "Come here so I can give you a hug 🤗"
  • Or "Come here and let me kiss you 🤗".

Recognition and satisfaction

This smiley can also show our appreciation and satisfaction with someone or something. In this context, it can mark the equivalent complicity to the high five emoji.


The happy face and laughing eyes of this emoji also express joy. It can therefore be used to show your joy Where congratulate someone for its success. It can therefore be considered as celebration.


This smiley face cuddle also expresses the pleasure and the well-being. Especially in the presence of someone you love, or in a situation that provides physical or psychological well-being.

What are other names for this smiley?

Here are other names you can use to interpret this smiley:

  • Hug emoji;
  • Consoling emoji ;
  • Kissing emoji;
  • Embracing emoji.

Where do smileys come from?

The smiley appeared in 1972 thanks to Franklin Loufrani. He was a journalist. He suggested that France Soir launch an operation called "Prenez le temps de sourire" ("Take the time to smile"). The concept was mainly to highlighting good news using a pictogram: a round, smiling face. It was mostly imagined by Harvey Ball in 1963, but it was Franklin Loufrani who had the opportunity to register his first version of the smiley. Since then, he's evolved. Today, it has over 3136 emojis listed by Unicode standard and 5 billion emojis are sent every day on Messenger.

In fact, the emergence of this smiley has fostered personal and even professional relationships. The use of smiley faces has not only made many conversations more convivial, but has also made exchanges clearer and shown the affinity of the interlocutors. This is also the case for the smiling face with laughing eyes emoji 😁 or even better the smiling face with squinted eyes emoji 😃.

To enrich your conversations on social networks, discover our complete article on the meaning of the smiley 😊 and the various interpretations and uses of this emoji.

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