Latex footnote without symbol/asterisk

How to suppress symbol for LaTeX footnote

There are many solutions online, for example this Stack Exchange post. The one that worked for me is as follows:

\documentclass{article}

%write the following immediately after documentclass{} if possible.

\makeatletter

\def\blfootnote{\gdef\@thefnmark{}\@footnotetext}

\makeatother

Subsequently, you can then use the \blfootnote command to write a footnote without any symbol (no asterisk, no star, etc.)