By Derek Lawrence
February 23, 2018 at 06:59 PM EST
Marvel Studios 2018
02/16/18
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What are those?! Awesome Black Panther handshakes, of course!

Upon its release last week, Marvel’s record-breaking superhero film has taken the country by storm, owning the box office and pop culture conversation. The influence has even made its way into Ohio’s Dayton Leadership Academies, where fourth-grade teacher Tina Bailey, donning a Black Panther mask, welcomed her students into class on Tuesday with T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and Shuri’s (Letitia Wright) handshake, resulting in a viral video.

“It’s very exciting, but I just hope that people remember that it was for the kids,” Bailey told Yahoo. “Our babies are so stressed out in these areas. You have the low income, you have bullying, you have just different things that are going on in the world.”

Black Panther, which also stars Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o, is now in theaters.

Directed by Ryan Coogler, the 2018 superhero film is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the king who rules over the Afrofuturist paradise of Wakanda.
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  • Movie
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  • PG-13
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  • 02/16/18
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  • 135 minutes
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  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
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