The Brief: The hugging face emoji expresses positive emotions like joy, love, and appreciation.

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This emoji is perfect to use in positive moments that involve encouragement or excitement. A word interpretation of this special character could be an encouraging omg or ily. The heart eyes emoji is used for similar instances and reactions.

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