"Great news for ME - we're getting a lobster emoji!" wrote the 73-year-old senator, cleverly signing off his tweet with cow and crown emoji (Get it?). He even signed the tweet with a cow emoji and a crown emoji, seemingly representing his name "Angus King".
The final list for Emoji 11.0 has been finalized and it features 157 new emoji.
Lobster and microbe characters are among the more interesting animal emoji in Unicode 11, while useful food items include leafy greens, bagel and salt.
The Unicode Consortium describes its role as "developing, maintaining, and promoting software internationalization standards and data", according to the group's site. If you've been feeling a bit perplexed as to how you can accurately describe that feeling when the blood drains from your face, the Consortium included a "cold face", and if the opposite is true, a "hot face".
King, who has been known to sport a lobster tie on the Senate floor, had pushed the consortium to approve the emoji so that "people who fish, process, serve, eat, or otherwise admire the lobster can accurately express themselves in emoji form".
Lobster lovers like King had felt a pinch of resentment that their favorite crustacean was without representation.