Coolest English Teacher Ever Has A Handshake For Every Single Student

Bros, meet Barry White Jr. Not only does he have one of the most badass names I’ve ever heard (….listening to “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything” the rest of the afternoon), he’s one incredibly inspiring English teacher. He has an individual handshake for every single one of his 60 students, given them daps before they enter the classroom. This morning he was on the TODAY Show to talk about why:

White told TODAY he got the idea for his handshake line last year, after a fourth-grade student got in trouble for being late every morning with another teacher — because she was waiting to do her handshake with him.

“It was so powerful. It was just so simple, so I decided, you know what? I’m going to bring that feeling to my whole entire grade, fifth grade. All 60-plus students,” he said.” This year it’s been amazing to be able to impact them and the relationships have been awesome.”

Earlier this week, White, a Cleveland Cavaliers fan, told NBC Charlotte he also was inspired by LeBron James and the way the Cavs superstar personalized his handshakes with every teammate from his inner circle.

That’s an awesome way to motivate the future generation. Bro move, Barry White Jr. Bro move.

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