I don't miss *having* to touch people to salute them. At all.

But I do miss the sympathetic hugs that mean "I appreciate you and I am stoked to see you".

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@iantila it’s funny how strongly I’m still programmed to shake hands in formal contexts. I have to consciously remind myself that I’m not being rude by holding back. But I really won’t miss the gesture at all if it just never comes back. Whereas hugs... yeah, I can’t wait to be able to hug friends again.

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