Twitter debuts emoji to express gratitude to frontline workers

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- People across the world have been expressing their gratitude and appreciation for frontline coronavirus workers -- from clapping outside their windows to dropping off food at hospitals -- so it only makes sense that the sentiment is taken online.

Twitter has debuted an emoji that reflects this emotion, and appears whenever users type "#thankful" or "#gratitude."

It's a pair of hands forming the shape of a heart with orange rays radiating from it. 


"To give you another way to show your gratitude, we’ve created an emoji that will appear when you use #thankful or other hashtags for #gratitude (in various languages)," Twitter tweeted.