White Reporter Nails Handshake with Black Interviewee. Don’t Pretend You’re Not Impressed.

inally, after years of having to watch politicians and celebrities give each other truly awful, uncomfortable handshakes, we can breathe a collective sigh of relief. This week, a reporter delivering news on Hurricane Harvey and a helpful civilian shared an on-air handshake that made us seriously proud.

Social interactions can be hard, and for those who are painfully awkward, meeting someone new can often turn into a nerve-wracking situation. Should I hug them? What do I do if they try to fist bump me? Should I fist bump them first? There are just so many things that can go wrong, and it's hard to shake a bad first impression.

Add the pressure of being filmed to an awkward introduction and the results are almost always terrible. And yes, we do say almost, because we are about to show you the first time in history a non-horrible handshake has been captured on film for your viewing pleasure.

Trust us, it's so good.

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