Community·Posted on Mar 16, 20207 Ways To Replace Hugs And Handshakes That Don't Include Awkwardly Touching ElbowsTouching elbows: boring, clinical, lame. Vulcan salute: sexy, exciting, really freakin' cool.by Shamindri De SayrahCommunity ContributorApproved and edited by BuzzFeed Community TeamLinkFacebookPinterestTwitterMail So, I know we've all been told to greet each other with this awkward elbow thing, but we've got a few ideas that put this cringe-fest to shame. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC Instead, try these seven alternatives: 1. The Wakanda Salute Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Marvel Studios / Via gifimage.net You can be germ-free and cool like the Black Panther. Wakanda forever! 2. The Vulcan Salute NBC Spock had it right all along. Let's continue to live long and prosper! 3. The Ravagers Salute Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Marvel Studios / Via aminoapps.com Even James Gunn, the director of Guardians of The Galaxy 2, agrees that the Ravager Salute should replace handshakes. 4. The Office High Five Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via gph.is I mean, is there a cuter handshake replacement than Jim and Pam's socially distant high five? 5. The Han Solo Salute Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Lucasfilm Ltd. / Via gph.is For a quick hello, how about the Han Solo salute from Star Wars? There's nothing cooler. 6. The Hunger Games Salute Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Lionsgate / Via gph.is You can always break out the three-finger salute from The Hunger Games. Just don't do the kissing-your-fingers part! 7. And lastly, the Captain Jack Sparrow Goodbye Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Disney / Via gph.is This casual gesture from Pirates of The Caribbean should do the trick. Jack Sparrow has never steered us wrong before, has he? What are some creative ways you've replaced hugs and handshakes? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Disney Let us know in the comments!