A yellow face with open eyes, a thin closed-mouth smile, and a single tear falling from one of its eyes. Can be used to express a wide range of emotions and expressions including gratitude, tender happiness, an attempt to look happy when actually sad, or smiling through pain. Can also be a response to something that is bittersweet.
This emoji and 🙂 Slightly Smiling Face have a similar smile, and 😢 Crying Face and 😿 Crying Cat have a similar lone tear. Not to be confused with 😂 Face with Tears of Joy, which has a wide toothy grin and tears coming from both eyes.
📅 Smiling Face with Tear was approved as part of Unicode 13.0 in 2020
and added to Emoji 13.0 in 2020.