A yellow face with furrowed eyebrows, a small frown, and large, “puppy dog” eyes, as if begging or pleading. May also represent adoration or feeling touched by a loving gesture.
Pleading Face is the third most popular emoji used on Twitter, and the most commonly found emoji in tweets that include hearts. Used in sequence with pointing hands to indicate a bashful or shy pose (🥺👉👈) particularly on TikTok.
Pleading Face was approved as part of Unicode 11.0 in 2018 under the name “Face with Pleading Eyes” and added to Emoji 11.0 in 2018.