TEXAS -- A handshake is a simple gesture, but a kindergarten teacher in Texas hopes it will make a big impact on her students.
Every day, teacher Ashley Colton Taylor picks a greeter to welcome each student with a handshake and a smile before entering the classroom.
Some even decide to welcome their fellow students with a hug.
Taylor believes starting the day with a friendly greeting will help teach her students compassion and respect for one another.
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Video: Texas kindergartners start each day with handshakes