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What we have here is a seemingly generic white reporter talking to a black resident of the Houston area about the very tragic floods caused by Hurricane Harvey. As their conversation concludes and they prepare to part ways, something unexpected and amazing happens.
A+ caption on that tweet. A+. No white guys nail daps like this. And to do it on live television? I felt secondhand anxiety knowing it was coming. Talk about putting the generic white guy franchise on your back and making things happen.
The chance he makes the handshake to dap transition so flawlessly in this way is a one in a billion shot. This had awkward, caught-in-the-middle, not knowing whether to shake, bump, dap, or one-shoulder half-hug written all over it. Not on this guy’s watch, though. He initiated the standard handshake but stayed at the ready in case it wasn’t ending there. And it didn’t. And the outcome was beautiful.
I don’t know if these two ended racism or if the water began subsiding around them after this magical encounter, but things are looking up in Richmond, TX..