An iPhone user was left stunned when he discovered what the teary-eyed emoji really means.
Earlier this year, Louis Levanti came across a tweet by Twitter user Zach Silberberg which went viral after he revealed the strange connection the popular emoji has with Oliver Twist.
The tweet read: “Finding out that the keyboard shortcut for [the sad emoji] is ‘please sir’ ruined my day.”
Louis reacted to the discovery on TikTok where he put the little-known iPhone shortcut to the test.
In a video, that has been viewed more than five million times, he raged: “I did not need to wake up to this tweet saying that is what you type to get that emoji!!
“It fing can’t be. Who the f at Apple is responsible for this?”
Since being posted, the video has racked up more than one million likes and almost 60,000 comments from stunned viewers.
One person said: “Tried it with Ma’am and it didn’t work… smells toxic.”
“Someone at Apple is about to get CANCELLED,” wrote another person.
A third said: “Pretty sure it’s a reference to Oliver Twist when he holds up his bowl and asks for more food, ‘please sir may I have some more’… FOOD,” but Louis isn’t convinced as he replied saying: “I don’t think emoji was being that clever, probably just a coincidence.”
And one person admitted: “……… I thought it was puppy eyes.”