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This is the heartwarming moment primary schoolchildren in South Africa greet each other with the choice of a fist bump, dance move or a good old-fashioned hug.
The incident was filmed at the Worcester Roman Catholic Primary School in the town of Worcester in the south-western South African province of Western Cape and posted on social media where it has been widely-circulated.
The footage features teacher Surita Beukes’s class welcoming each other at the start of the school day.
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In the clip, young students are seen queuing outside the class to greet a boy chosen for that day.
Each classmate selects from three coloured cards stuck to the outside wall to decide how they want to be welcomed that morning.
They could either greet the boy with a funky dance move, a modern fist bump or an endorphin-releasing hug.
Teacher Beukes said that she got the idea from a video she watched on Instagram that featured a similar morning greeting.
She added: “I decided I would try this, and it turned out to be very nice for my kids.”
According to the teacher, students take it in turns to stand by the door and greet classmates.
Beukes said: “I have been doing it so long so I decided to film it and put it on my Facebook.”
According to reports, the footage has been seen hundreds of thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter.
The proud teacher said: “My principal also got a call from Western Cape education department saying it’s a nice video, and as kids are usually in the news for violence, it will lift them up and inspire other teachers as well.”
Beukes believes that starting and ending the day this way has helped to create a family atmosphere in class.