😂 is an emoji. Aka the “Crying Tears of Joy” emoticon. This was declared the Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year at the end of 2015. Given the words that we use today, I don’t think that Crying Tears of Joy or 😂 is appropriate for this scenario. This is because it isn’t technically a word it is an emoji. Some other word would be better but no emojis should be the “word” of the year.