Hugs and high-fives: How kindergartners make their day

Here’s your daily dose of sweetness:

In Birchwood, Wis., northwest of Barron and Rice Lake, the kids in Nicole Schlapper’s kindergarten class start the day greeting one of their classmates. They get to pick how they want to do it — hug, handshake, high five etc.

Starting the day off right!

Students in Mrs. Schlapper's class are greeted each day by one of their friends. They can receive a hug, a high five, a fist bump, a wave or a handshake. What a great way to start the day!

Posted by Birchwood School District, WI on Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Schlapper’s video has been a big hit on the intertubes. People want to be more like their inner kindergartner.

“So very often now in our society people are looking down all the time, and if you take the time to look at somebody – look at their face and give them a nice, kind greeting – you might just make their day,” Schlapper tells KARE 11’s Boyd Huppert.

“I think some mornings for them at home might not be easy,” Schlapper said. “Maybe they don’t want a hug that day, maybe just a simple wave is all they need. We just want it to be a good, positive start to the day.”