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You need utf8mb4 instead of utf8 to get 😂 and a number of other emoji. You need SET NAMES utf8mb4 after connecting. You also need to make sure SHOW CREATE TABLE says utf8mb4. Your "this link tutorial" seems to be broken. I would like to see what is says. (And perhaps find an error in it.) More discussion of utf8mb4.
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