Jacinda Andern The New Zealand prime minister asked his people to greet each other by raising an eyebrow instead of the traditional handshake he gave live at Monday’s press conference, guardian.
The Prime Minister hugged and shook hands with everyone in his official meetings until last week, but with the number of people infected with Coronavirus in New Zealand now rising to eight, he changed his habit and asked everyone to do the same.
Anddern grew up on the North Island, where many greet each other with eyebrows.
In a rare, fleeting moment of light, eternal proof that you can get a gurlz man out of Gizzy ……… but you can’t stop some of that friction.
Clark Gifford (@NZClarke) March 16, 2020
Alan WendtThe Prime Minister’s sign language interpreter also introduced the new form of greeting, which was later widely praised on social media. Nobody was afraid to say on Twitter that it was the best moment ever for New Zealand sign language interpreters.
Arguably the greatest moment in the history of New Zealand Sign Language https://t.co/sfGeUiLh5i
JamesNokise March 16, 2020
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