Finger heart

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A finger heart is a gesture in which a person (such as a K-pop star) performs a heart shape using their index finger and thumb.[1]

In South Korea, it is a known symbol among K-pop stars, as stated above, and their fans and has popularly been performed using the thumb and index finger.[2] The thumb and index finger gesture has become popular across Asia due to the popularity of K-pop and Korean dramas, and increasingly so in other parts of the world as a factor of the Korean Wave.

During the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, The North Face provided gloves with highlighted thumb and index finger sleeves to highlight this symbol. [3]

The gesture is very similar to the "ask for money" gesture, thus causing misinterpretations.

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  1. ^ Everything You Never Knew You Needed To Know About South Korea’s Finger Heart Trend
  2. ^ "US Olympians Try Their Hands at K-Pop's 'Finger Heart.' What's That?". NBC Chicago. 2018-02-09. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  3. ^ "Five trendy 2018 Winter Olympics K-fashion items to keep you feeling warm and looking cool". South China Morning Post. 2018-02-06.