The ‘Wuhan Shake’ goes… viral… on social media

The “Harlem Shake” has nothing on the newest form of greeting for Mainland Chinese afraid to shake hands, and it’s called the “Wuhan Shake.”

Featured on Twitter, the video shows a group of masked men greeting each other by tapping their feet.

“People in China found another way to greet since they can’t shake hands,” wrote V_actually, the Twitter user who posted the video. “The Wuhan Shake. I love how people can adapt and keep a sense of humor about stressful situations.”

Other users began to make light of the greeting, applauding its originality while still sliding in a snarky comment here and there.

“Be prepared for a mass outbreak of athlete’s foot!” wrote on netizen. “Gonna call it OldFeet-19.”

Others pointed out that such matters would be rude in other locations, particularly one West Coast city suffering from an unruly homeless population that likes to defecate on the sidewalk.

“Can’t do that in San Francisco,” Scott Fitzgerald wrote. “Too much [feces].”

Interestingly, enough, the Wuhan Shake still raised some health concerns among the more medically-minded.

“I suppose their shoes magically just tie themselves?” one user wrote, noting that the hands would still have to touch the shoes.

“Feet are overlooked far too often these days,” added Richard, who served as a US Army medic and is trained on infectious diseases.

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