A yellow face smiling with open hands, as if giving a hug. May be used to offer thanks and support, show love and care, or express warm, positive feelings more generally.
Due to its hand gesture, often used to represent jazz hands, indicating such feelings as excitement, enthusiasm, or a sense of flourish or accomplishment.
Joins 🤔 Thinking Face, 🤫 Shushing Face, and 🤭 Face With Hand Over Mouth as one of the few smileys featuring hands. For a more obvious hug, see 🫂 People Hugging (new in 2020).
📅 Hugging Face was approved as part of Unicode 8.0 in 2015
and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.