I literally said it this morning: I’m so tired of using the sad icon on Facebook.
There’s so much bad news: people dying of COVID-19, others fighting the virus, and others hit in the collateral damage of an economic collapse. You can’t just “like” a post with the standard thumbs-up when someone says her father is in a coma on a ventilator. And you can’t thumbs-up someone who says they’ve been out of work and don’t know where the next rent check is going to come from.
So Facebook’s announcement of a new hug icon is just in time.