The emphatic truth is yes, and the proof is in the morning routine of a kindergarten class in the Keene Independent School District in North Texas.
Video of the morning ritual shows one student, Asher Bates, greeting his classmates at the door to start the day. Bates stands there proudly leading the routine his teacher put in place at the start of the school year.
Asher and his classmates make eye-to-eye contact, shake hands and smile at each other. Some even lean in for a quick hug.