What does 'hello you!' mean?

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I recently bumped in to someone who I knew but haven't saw in a few years. They quite enthusiastically said 'hello you!' to me when they spotted me before stopping and speaking for a bit. In this context, is saying 'hello you!' affectionate, or a sign that they had forgotten my name?
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It sounds like they were happy to see you in particular - at least that's how I'd use that turn of phrase. Personally I tend to take any enthusiasm that people show me at face value because I just feel like I'm bound to be happier that way.
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It means the hello was meant for you and not someone else
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Its a affecionate. It denotes a certain level of familiarity, intimacy even. Its a good thing
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It means kind of a "omg I can't believe it's YOU!" in a nice affectionate way. They weren't expecting to see you so they were surprised but pleased
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Thanks everyone!
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I recently bumped in to someone who I knew but haven't saw in a few years. They quite enthusiastically said 'hello you!' to me when they spotted me before stopping and speaking for a bit. In this context, is saying 'hello you!' affectionate, or a sign that they had forgotten my name?
Both... I get happy seeing people I haven't met in a while but considering I have a really really really bad memory I forgets peoples name easily. I forget my siblings names and the friends I hang out with on a daily basis... I tend to say "Hey you... What's your name again" so don't take it to heart as long as they were quite enthusiastic seeing again I guess thats all that matters...
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