When the world's seemingly insurmountable problems feel too big, too out of our control, we tend to focus on little things we can control. And the bagel emoji gave us that.
Earlier this month, Apple revealed 70 new emojis, including their first ever bagel emoji. It looked shiny, like a Lender's, and featured absolutely no cream cheese. No one was more outraged, disgusted, and insulted than New Yorkers, who know what a goddamn bagel looks like.
There were many angry tweets. Online petitions were signed. Cream cheese companies made their own emojis. We all came together to make a change. It worked. And now, for our last 22 years on earth, we'll have a bagel emoji that looks... well, it has cream cheese on it, at least.