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  • A Canadian judge has ruled that a thumbs-up Emoji is a satisfactory agreement to enter into a legal contract.
  • Because of this ruling, a farmer must pay more than CAD $82,000 in damages.
  • Unbelievably, a dictionary.com summary of the Emoji was used in the ruling.

Typically, a legal contract requires quite a bit of scrutiny to be admissible in court. The contract usually needs to be signed and dated by the person(s) involved at the very least, and sometimes you need a witness, such as a notary.

However, this is 2023, and our modern times are much different than how things have been historically. Take, for instance, a recent ruling by a judge in Saskatchewan. According to The Globe And Mail, the Court of King’s Bench ruled that a thumbs-up Emoji (👍) is enough to make a contract legally binding.