ex-voto is a ritualistic figure that represents something that needs divine assistance. It can be used to bless, renew, or thank requests for help. It must be acquired by, or offered to, someone who suffers or may suffer from ill in the represented figure. Its purpose is to channel evil and purge it by the action of fire on an altar chosen by the devotee.
ex-voto like intends to reformulate and update this object of devotion. It was created to reinforce self-esteem, social approval or to ask for protection in matters of feeling loved, accepted or needed, by yourself or by others. This symbol, if it is commonly recognized as an icon of the secular and mediated interaction of social networks, is also an expression of agreement and appreciation.