You know there are some responses to “Thank you” that defy the rules of grammar. When you hear “Thank you” from someone, you are usually expected to say “You’re Welcome, It’s my Pleasure, Don’t Mention It and Anytime” depending on the relationship between you and the speaker. But to every rule there’s an exception right?
There is that “Thank You” that goes beyond a grammatical response. This one is reciprocal because of its impact on the other party. When two hands sincerely meet, the response to a modest “Thank you” becomes “Thank you also” as a sort of assurance, the confirmation of mutual respect and the level of mutual impartation.
Relationships are in levels. Respect each level and never boast of familiarity. When two different hands sincerely meet, don’t deny them the pleasure of washing each other. That single act is undeniably necessary.