When I’m driving the “backroads”, I always wave to everyone I see. They wave back.
When I’m out for a walk, I always say “hi” to everyone I see. They say “hi” back (except for “The Wolves”).
When people come over, I give them a hug and kiss on the cheek (just once, we’re not European/French). They look at me funny. Okay, maybe all things don’t “translate” so well.
I know all my neighbours. They know me. I feel a part of something bigger.
I like that.
Note: Latin Culture is diverse. What happens in one country, town and even neighbourhood can differ. I am using Chiapas, Mexico for my comparison.