Sometimes, you just want to give someone a hug!

Facebook is making that possible by introducing a new hug emoji. The happy face has arms wrapped around a heart.

Facebook Messenger will also have a purple heart as part of the new “care reactions.” Look for both of them to roll out on Messenger this weekend and on the Facebook app next week.

For those who use Facebook, I just wanted to share the excitement I felt when I realized there is now a new “caring,” emoji when you go to react to someone’s status on Facebook. It’s a little emoji giving a hug. The fact that I’m so excited shows the severity of my sleep deprivation.


Who would you like to hug right now?