"We all dream of being superheroes, of flying into the bright future from a not-that-bright present," says Fontsmith, the studio behind today's emoji. "It's true, the world needs saving. The good news is that we just need a cape. It should be the same one for everybody because we all are travelling together through space on this mothership called Earth.
"Think about this: when you fly above the clouds there are no countries, races, or genders. We must stop hoisting different capes, look forward with empathy, and go ahead with determination. That's what a superhero would do.
"Fontsmith presents the global cape for the superemoji, and hopes that 2018 is full of confidence, smiles, and rock 'n' roll!"