Meaning: An empty nest designed with a semi-bowl foundation of twigs and sticks, carefully made and placed at the interjection of a tree branch. The nest showcases a nice, pastel shade of brown.
The Empty Nest emoji suggests the birds have left the nest. It furthers that notion to other species apart from birds too. This emoji indicates the stage of independence every living being goes through and also describes parental sadness that comes with an empty nest.
🚨 Please Note: This emoji is officially approved in September 2021 as part of the Unicode 14.0 release. It will be available on all major platforms and devices during the latter half of 2021 and through 2022.
How and When to Use the Empty Nest Emoji
- If you’re expressing low or mild separation anxiety in any shape or form, you can use this emoji. For instance, “It hurts to see all of you leave. I’m back again, alone in this empty home “.
- You could also apply this emoji while referring to independence. It could be your own financial independence, that of another person, or even a pet animal you used to house. Like, “There goes my baby lion *sobs* “.
- Use this emoji if ’empty nest syndrome’ is what you’re aiming at. It could emerge from your own experience or someone else’s.
- An empty nest also suggests that there’s no room for physical vulnerability because all those eggs are fully formed adults now. For example, “Oh, sorry mate. No impressionable minds in here! “ or “You cannot attack someone who’s left the nest “.
- “Leaving the nest” also means that you’re no longer an active part of the house you used to live in. As in, there’s no constant participation in that sphere because you’re out there building your own life. You may use this emoji to showcase this perspective as well.
- An unexpected turn to this emoji is that it could represent the beginning of a family too since the nest is empty. The birdies are yet to come!
- Empty Home
- Empty Nest Syndrome
- Starting a Family
- Separation Anxiety/Sadness
- Leaving Home
- No Family or Waiting For One