Puerto Ricans are well known for their warm hospitality, often recognized as very friendly and expressive even to strangers. Greetings are often cordial and sincere. When people are first introduced, a handshake is typical, however, close friends and family members always greet you hello or goodbye with a kiss on the cheek or a combination of a hug and kiss. It’s a usual scenario between female friends as well as men and women, but not between male friends. Puerto Ricans are famous for speaking using lively hand and facial gestures, as hand and body language are primary forms of communication.