Like last year I wanted to make something special for my wonderful R-Lady. This year the main work was done by the very talented Will Chase, who makes wonderful aRt including the animation this post is based on. All I did to change the original animation was to cut it into a heart shape and carve our initials into the center. Enjoy:

```
library(dplyr)
library(poissoned)
library(gganimate)
# generate points
pts <- poisson_disc(ncols = 150, nrows = 400, cell_size = 2,
xinit = 150, yinit = 750, keep_idx = TRUE) %>%
arrange(idx)
# generate heart shape
hrt_dat <- data.frame(t = seq(0, 2 * pi, by = 0.01)) %>%
bind_rows(data.frame(t = rep(max(.$t), 300))) %>%
mutate(xhrt = 16 * sin(t) ^ 3,
yhrt = 13 * cos(t) - 5 * cos(2 * t) - 2 * cos(3 * t) - cos(4 * t),
frame = seq_along(t)) %>%
mutate(xhrt = scales::rescale(xhrt, c(min(pts$x), max(pts$x))),
yhrt = scales::rescale(yhrt, c(min(pts$y), max(pts$y))))
# identify points within the heart shape
inside <- sp::point.in.polygon(point.x = pts$x,
point.y = pts$y,
pol.x = hrt_dat$xhrt,
pol.y = hrt_dat$yhrt,
mode.checked = FALSE)
# animate
anim <- pts %>%
filter(as.logical(inside)) %>% # cut out heart shape
rbind(.[rep(which.min(.$idx), 100), ]) %>% # keep heart visible longer at the end
arrange(idx) %>%
ggplot() +
geom_point(aes(x = x, y = y, color = idx, group = idx), size = 4, alpha = 0.9) +
scale_color_gradientn(colors = c("#F37374", "#F48181", "#F58D8D","#FF9999",
"#FFA3A3","#FFA699", "#FFB399", "#FFB399",
"#FFC099", "#FFC099","#FFCC99", "#FFCC99"),
guide = "none") +
theme_void() +
geom_text(aes(x = 150, y = 500), label = "A + J",
size = 20, colour = "white", family = "Pinyon Script") + # add text
transition_reveal(along = rev(idx)) +
ease_aes("cubic-in") +
enter_grow() +
enter_fade(alpha = 0.9)
animate(anim, nframes = 300, fps = 30)
```