There's a new sheriff in town, and he's here to solve the world's biggest problems — at least, everything that can be solved by an emoji sheriff on the internet. The emoji sheriff has been spotted taking over social media, and like many bizarre internet trends, we're not quite sure why. What we do know is that he's made using a cowboy hat emoji, cowboy boots, two pointing fingers, and a body of symbols of whatever problem he's patrolling.
According to New York Magazine, comedian Brandon Wardell started the trend last month with a not-so-safe-for-work sheriff tweet, and it sparked a whole slew of problem-solving emoji characters. Now, we have emoji sheriffs tackling some of the world's biggest problems like health care, climate change, pettiness, and even assembling Ikea furniture!
Read on to see the emoji sheriff in action.