Have You Seen This? The littlest haka

Posted May 4

NEW ZEALAND — You don’t have to be big to still do a convincing war dance.

Video of a toddler doing the haka is going viral because there’s nothing like seeing the traditional war dance of the Maori people of New Zealand done by someone too little to tie their shoes.

In the video — originally posted to Facebook by Herea Winitana of Omaio, New Zealand, — baby Atutahi puts on his best scary face and stomps out the cutest haka we’ve seen while his dad does the traditional chant.

“Hari huritau,” the post says, which was in honor of Atutahi’s birthday.

The haka has been adopted by many of New Zealand’s professional sporting clubs as a part of their pregame ritual. Utah — which has a sizeable Polynesian population — has had its sports teams implement the dance pregame. But it’s safe to say, seeing linebackers do the haka is not quite as impressive as watching little Atutahi.


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