Most of the content I’m writing about at the moment concerns the Coronavirus and most of it is fairly grim, but this new greeting that people in China are performing to avoid shaking hands and thus their chances of getting the disease actually brought a smile to my face for the first time since I’ve been covering it.
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Not sure where this footage is from but the process is being loveably referred to as the ‘Wuhan Shake’ and is all kinds of cute. Take a look at it for yourself and see what you think:
People in China found another way to greet since they can’t shake hands.
The Wuhan Shake.
I love how people can adapt and keep a sense of humor about stressful situations. pic.twitter.com/P8MSfOdJ2H
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Told you. Hopefully this kind of greeting will take off over here – would love to see people jumping off the train and slapping each other’s feet together like that or coming into school or the ice skating rink or wherever.
It’s also pretty awesome how it isn’t just one tap of your shoes but two. Think that really makes the whole situation more jovial and positive and fun. Hats off to these boys for trying to make the best out of a bad situation. You gotta respect that.
For more of the same, check out this dumb elbow bump method that’s being recommended over here. Nowhere near as cool.