#LoveHappens On Twitter

Twitter shows what’s happening in the world. And often #LoveHappens on Twitter. In the last year, people Tweeted the word “love” more than 2.5 billion times globally. That’s a lot of love.

When you want to share love on Twitter, you have endless hashtags and emojis to choose from. This Valentine’s Day, we took a look at the Tweet that has attracted the most ❤️s on Twitter so far this year.

And the most Tweeted ‘love’ hashtags:

Sometimes a picture tells a thousand words – and thankfully when it comes to love there are many emojis to choose from. These were the most popular love-themed emojis on Twitter in 2016:

This Valentine’s Day, we celebrate #Love on Twitter and the millions of ways people use the platform to express love and connect with others. Twitter is the place to see love unfolding around the world, to show love as things happen, share love in the face of adversity, to find love and share love for the people who make a difference in our lives.

In November 2016, dad @GrumpyCarer needed to find a discontinued @tommeetippee_UK cup for his autistic son and he turned to Twitter for help. The response was heartwarming.



When the world comes together, they come together on Twitter. From the global to the personal, for young and old, across borders, races, and languages, people share their passions on Twitter, every single day.

Seven-year-old Bana al-Abed gained hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers for Tweeting from besieged eastern Aleppo. Bana’s account was set up in September 2016 and brought the world together to Tweet their support for the people of Aleppo.

Bana has since been safely evacuated and is using her account to remind everyone that love is greater than hate.

And some people have fallen in love because of Twitter. Victoria and Jonathan O’Brien met through the Twitter feed of the Oxford Street branch of Waterstones bookshop and years later, got married. Check out their love story unfold below.

Top Hearted Tweets in Ireland

 Below are the top 20 most hearted tweets by Irish users over the past year.




In the midst of a disappointing year, I just want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the amazing support. I love you all.


Hi everybody! Back to the original handle. Is this thing still on? Michelle and I are off on a quick vacation, then we’ll get back to work.


The champ champ https://t.co/iprUKL0Ldx


Hey Vlad @PutinRF_Eng How much did they charge you bro?? @AIBA_Boxing #Rio2016 😘


Thank you for everything. My last ask is the same as my first. I’m asking you to believe—not in my ability to create change, but in yours.


When the dust settles, the only thing we have that matters is family❤️ thanks for the amazing support 2day everyone! https://t.co/tWF7hhsE3d


I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later.


If you thought 2016 was bad – I’m releasing an album in 2017.


Happy to announce that I am BACK on UFC 200! Shout out to @danawhite and @lorenzofertitta on getting this one done for the fans. #Respect


Alone on the couch with Jess.Heartbroken.We have lost an incredible man. Too sad to tweet further.. sleep well Axel. We love you..xxx


It’s been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man.


To all the little girls watching…never doubt that you are valuable and powerful & deserving of every chance & opportunity in the world.


You know what to do.


Hello id like to order some competition please I don’t have any https://t.co/cocgW4uwsb


It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to our coach, former captain, colleague and friend today, rest in peace Anthony Foley.


YEESSSS GET IN THERE!!!! McLean is an ANIMAL! Ref is a rat. Brady what a fucking header!!! BUZZING!!!! COME ON YOU BOYS IN GREEN!!!!


To the little lady who left her phone at home. https://t.co/m0LmxCwoh5


To the girl from the South Side who took on a role she didn’t ask for and made it her own: Happy Birthday, Michelle. I love you.https://t.co/lvjfx418hn


Ive just had the best few weeks of my life. Pleasure representing this great country 💚☘🇮🇪


I’m pleased to say my baby son was born yesterday 🙂 👶 He is healthy and pretty amazing 🙂 I’m very happy!!


To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada


Oh to be an Irish rugby player today.. what a feeling..ye are some warriors..get up ye boyo’s.. gutted to be missing the session in Chicago


Great day here at Croke park, special thanks to Pat Hickey for sorting us out with tickets! https://t.co/j1XP38YfHO

Join the celebration of love around the world this Valentine’s Day with #LoveHappens to unlock a special emoji.