Emojis are a joke, right? At least that’s the present thought Surrounding the ubiquitous little symbols. Sure, they can be helpful when you’re texting a humorous message to an unsuspecting parent, but I would never dream of attaching one to a serious message. It would destruct the intent of this message almost instantly. Can you imagine attaching a crying face emoji meaning to a message like, “Sorry for your loss”? Oh my, that just would not work because Emoji are still viewed as light hearted and infantile.