Beggar Emoji meme depicting a emoji or smiley face begging for money.

Beggar Emoji

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Beggar Emoji, also known as Homeless Emoji, refers to a stock illustration depicting a yellow emoji character as a beggar asking for money. Starting in August 2023, the emoji has been used in caption memes on X / Twitter, typically used to convey the sentiment of asking others for something trivial.

Origin

On March 6th, 2019, artist yayayoyo uploaded a stock image of a yellow emoji with a dirty hat and wearing a ragged hat panhandling with the description "Homeless beggar emotiocon begging for money" to several stock image sites including iStockPhoto[1] and Shutterstock[2] (shown below).



On August 19th, 2023, X[3] user @northstardoll posted the emoji with the caption "how I feel asking for constant reassurance and attention." The post (shown below) received over 14,000 reposts and 81,000 likes in 10 months.


@northstardoll how i feel asking for constant reassurance and attention O 8:43 PM - Aug 19, 2023 2.3M Views

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On August 20th, 2024, X[4] user @beemoviehive posted the image with the caption, "how it feels asking people to hangout" (shown below, left; original post has since been removed). The post went viral online, being spread to other sites through screenshots and remade versions.

For example, on December 18th, 2023, the Instagram[5] account for 9GAG posted a meme copying the post that garnered over 170,000 likes in six months (shown below, right).


Lidedorow how it feels asking people to hangout How it feels asking people to hangout

The image appeared in more caption memes on X / Twitter in the following months. For example, on March 26th, 2024, X[6] user @cloudyclimb paired the image with the caption, "this is what I feel like putting hashtags on a tweet." The post (shown below) received over 5,000 reposts and 43,000 likes in three months.


lemong @cloudyclimb this is what i feel like putting hashtags on a tweet envato Cenvato envato Cenvato 3:13 PM Mar 26, 2024 636K Views

Various Examples


how it feels when asking buyers to leave a review How it feels to ask "what happened" when your friends are laughing C Chewiefield1+ @real_Chewiedog1 Changed my mind. This is how it feels asking people to subscribe envato envato envato Cenvato
daily aphelios @dailyaphelios an aphelios buff please riot 5:40 PM - Jan 9, 2024 14.9K Views ... matt @computer_gay asking for water at somebody else's house O 11:14 AM ⚫ Aug 23, 2023 · 3,252 Views tatyana @heluvstat how it feels asking what song is playing 2:02 AM Sep 7, 2023 84K Views

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