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Are you serious? This New York Times articles talks about one thing: the act of teenagers choosing to hug each other rather than the more traditional handshake, fist-bump, or high-five. The article even goes into how it’s not normal for people not to hug each other in school, and that those who don’t are often looked down upon as weird or peculiar.
Here’s a particularly funny snippet:
Girls embracing girls, girls embracing boys, boys embracing each other — the hug has become the favorite social greeting when teenagers meet or part these days. Teachers joke about “one hour” and “six hour” hugs, saying that students hug one another all day as if they were separated for the entire summer.
A measure of how rapidly the ritual is spreading is that some students complain of peer pressure to hug to fit in. And schools from Hillsdale, N.J., to Bend, Ore., wary in a litigious era about sexual harassment or improper touching — or citing hallway clogging and late arrivals to class — have banned hugging or imposed a three-second rule.
This article makes it seem like such a big deal. Aderderderderder.