Group in Finland crowdsource for 'forgiveness' emoji

In Finland, groups are collaborating in order to create a forgiveness emoji. Current ideas include a vine of leaves cast across a love heart, two people from different ethnicities clasping hands in front of a heart, and a love heart with a plaster placed upon it.

Tuomo Pesonen, from the Evangelical Lutheran church of Finland said “In our modern digital communication culture, emojis are an essential way of expressing human feelings beyond words... We were surprised to realise that the official emoji selection has dozens of different cats and even two designs of zombies, but there isn’t an emoji for forgiveness."

The hope is that such an emoji would help encourage people to carry forgiveness into their every day lives and messages.


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