Meaning: Gesture at parting; used to express good wishes when parting or at the end of a conversation; farewell.
Assimilated sign of GOOD+BYE. Variation.
Informal way of saying goodbye.
This farewell (a conventional expression is used at parting) among loved or close ones and family members in Deaf culture.
This video shows a real life setting of a mother and her daughter telling goodbye with the handshape ILY.
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