So, there it was at the G20, the handshake everyone has been waiting to see, the first handshake between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
With both men grinning broadly, they approached one another, not tentatively, by assertively, like old friends meeting again.
The handshake was respectful, warm and cordial, not cold, stuffy, and official. President Trump even patted President Putin on the back as both stood to answer questions.
If body language is any indication of future relationships, the relationship between the United States and Russia is going to be a very friendly one, and that is a very good thing!