'Not a dry eye in the house': Dad greets his son at the airport with an emotional haka

'Not a dry eye in the house': Dad greets his son at the airport with an emotional haka

Nothing like watching a mean haka.

A video of a father performing a stirring and powerful haka for his son when greeting him at the airport is going viral. 

The clip was posted to the subreddit r/MadeMeSmile with the title ‘Father performs the Haka as he meets his son at the airport. There was not a dry eye in the house.’

Take a look at the haka below. 

Far out that’s good to see. 

We don’t know the exact details of the situation, but it wouldn’t be a wild guess to say that the two hadn’t seen each other for a while.

The caption of the YouTube video explains that this is probably the case. 

“This happened at Perth Airport… It appeared the son had not been able to see his father for quite some time, as both were crying by the end.”

“At least 20 - 30 stopped to watch, and we all stood in awe of this impressive emotional display.”

There are some ignorant comments on the Reddit post (there always will be), but there are also plenty of positive comments, celebrating the haka and its significance. 

"A Haka is very emotional and very beautiful. I feel privileged to be able to observe."

“I love every time a video of a Haka is uploaded because it’s such a fantastically unique and amazing piece of human culture,” said one more. 

The haka is one of the most unique cultural displays in the world and we’ll never get tired of seeing people give it their all during one. 

Earlier this year, the Māori All Blacks honoured their late teammate Sean Wainui, who passed away in October of 2021, with a mean haka of their own.

Check that out below.