As I see on the web pages, the word familiar is mostly used for things rather than people. For example although you can get familiar with someone, but most of the times, you use it for "something".

I.e. "how did you get/become familiar with our company" which to me sounds a bit formal.

I need to know, how a native speaker would say the bold part below in natural English:

A: You seem to be too friendly and that's pleasant to me.

B: That would be more interesting to you if you know that we became familiar with each other just yesterday.

Does my sentence sound idiomatic or you confirm my understanding?

Edited scenario:

A: Guys. I like the respect and mutual understanding between you two. You're really good friends. I like the way you are treating each other. That appears pleasant to me.

B: Thank you. I think it would be interesting to you to know that we became familiar with each other just yesterday. We disn't know each other by yesterday. We met at the gym and made quick friends the previous day.

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    Do you mean “unpleasant”? When someone is too something that’s usually considered a bad thing. Your second sentence doesn’t quite make sense to me. Does the first person not realize they met the second person the previous day?
    – Mixolydian
    May 23, 2019 at 12:26
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    Your sentence B sounds as if it is talking with a second person about the speaker's relationship with a third person. Is that correct? More context would help. May 23, 2019 at 12:35
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    Might I suggest: "Get to know"? Or were you looking for a single word?
    – Gamora
    May 23, 2019 at 13:26
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    "We got acquainted with each other just yesterday" works in this instance.
    – Gamora
    May 23, 2019 at 13:34
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    @Bee -- Your comment would make a good answer.
    – Jasper
    May 23, 2019 at 14:25

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I think you can just say "we met [each other] just yesterday". B and C (let's call the other person they're talking about that) did not know each other before they encountered each other at the gym yesterday. "each other" is optional - "we met" and "we met each other" both work here. Or, as Bee suggests in a comment, "we got to know each other just yesterday" works too and makes it clear that B and C didn't just introduce themselves, but became well-acquainted (and in this case friendly) with one another.

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