It joins the classic thumbs-up, heart, laugher, shock, sadness and anger options
Facebook has introduced a new care reaction to allow people to express how much they care amid the trying times of the coronavirus pandemic.
The pandemic has forced people to stay home and for some, their loved ones live far away in different household.
On the regular Facebook app and website, the new care reaction will take the form of a little round character holding a small heart, reported the engadget.
It joins the classic thumbs-up, heart, laugher, shock, sadness and anger options that have been available since reactions launched in 2015.
Messenger users, meanwhile, can activate a new pinky-purple heart by long-pressing the existing heart reaction.
"We know this is an uncertain time, and we wanted people to be able to show their support in ways that let their friends and family know they are thinking of them," Alexandru Voica, Facebook's EMEA Communications Manager for Engineering tweeted.
A reaction alone won't save lives, of course, or solve the planet's increasing unemployment crisis. Still, it's appreciated.
Facebook has 2.5 billion monthly active users, and at least some will feel a little better after sharing or seeing this reaction on a post.