The Haka is a traditional Māori dance and chant that started out as a war dance, a battle cry, a call to arms, but which has evolved over the years to represent community and familial support. If, like me, you are not familiar with it, it may take you a little while to understand the emotion behind it. But if you’re anywhere nearly as big a softie as I am, by the end, you’ll be misting up like the rest of us.
I find it really refreshing and hopeful that there are so many unexpected ways to show love in this world. If you had shown me just a little clip of this video and told me it would make me cry, I would have laughed at you, but I found it profoundly moving. What a wonderful diverse world we live in!