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A Heart Symbol that, instead of love, indicates the other positive emotions of generalized happiness.

Usually overlapping with Pictorial Speech-Bubble, but may occur with Say It with Hearts too, if not just the symbol is displayed. When used in conjunction with villainous acts, this is a Wicked Heart Symbol as well, since the symbol is used for villainy.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Bleach: Gin's cheerful 'Bye-Bye!♡' after kicking the gang out of Soul Society and cutting off the gatekeeper's arm in the blink of an eye.
  • Good Luck Girl!: While fighting with Momiji, Ichiko accidentally throws her out a window and runs to the balcony looking concerned. Her "Did I go too far?" is slightly marred by the big happy heart at the end, however.
  • Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-: Once, Kurogane, the gruff Ninja, says "Kurogane is very happy ♡!" It doesn't fit the description of his personality because it's actually the Team Pet Mokona imitating Kurogane's voice.

    Video Games 

  • Dribbble: The design oriented community, has a that shifts in color to and animates in size once clicked. It is meant to indicate a like or approval, they get collected in each user's like directory. Some advertising for the community shows that clicking it initiates a wellspring of hearts like a geyser.
  • Instagram: The "like", AKA upvote, symbol is the heart symbol.
  •, the Central Asian social platform that serves as a counterpart to Facebook, uses the heart instead of the latter's thumbs up to symbolize likes due to thumbs-up being offensive, in some of its target countries.
  • On YouTube, the creators of videos can "heart" comments that they enjoy.

    Web Video 
  • Stampy's Lovely World: First created by Crimson Azoth in the 7th episode, "White Chocolate Paradise", the Love Garden is the place where Stampy gives his shout-outs to friends and fans, is represented with a pink heart.
  • The titular character in Koishi Komeiji's Heart-Throbbing Adventure has such hearts a lot at the beginning since she's insanely happy. Not only in her own speech, but on the screen itself... and said hearts might have eyes in them too.

    Real Life 
  • The "hand heart" gesture which has been around since the '80s and has been popularised in anime and manga to denote happiness or love.
  • The "finger heart" gesture is a Korean celebrity's way of showing appreciation and love to their fans. It has been popularized in the K-Pop community and then spread across the world thanks to the Korean Wave.