Having a meal with others implies friendliness at the very least. It builds community and bridges between strangers across all cultures. There is a reason that food rituals and traditions are part of every religion across the globe.
He’d ask them to extend their hand, and he would do the same. They’d lock hands and he’d shake it while looking at them in the eyes and say, “If you learn this move, you’ll never have to use any other.”
… made one for each of my sisters before she passed away, and it is a wonderful way to remember her. I plan to make one for my own children someday when they begin to make Pascha baskets for their own families.