Helping your fellow Kiwi is a big part of life in Aotearoa, and a bunch of lads out on a fishing trip have gone viral for doing just that.
Posted to TikTok by @christemain, the footage shows a ute stuck on a rocky shore, half submerged. Quickly, some fellas get to work, pushing the ute out of the water as it is being towed by another vehicle.
“This one time this fellas’ Mrs came and asked if we could help,” text-to-speech in the TikTok reads. “It was only two of us, lucky there was a group of Māori boys fishing next to us.”
Click the link below to watch the magic happen.
Eventually, the manpower worked and the ute was on to dry land working like nothing even happened. But the story gets even better.
Chris, the man who posted the TikTok, shared in the comments that the man with the ute returned with some gifts for the fellas.
“He came back with 3 x 24 Steiniez and 2 x 18 Codys. It was heaps dark by then and we lit a fire, got on the beers and sung ‘Kumbayah’.”
Yeaaaa the boys.
Commenters on the TikTok are pointing out how awesome it is to see a bit of Kiwi comradery.
“Teamwork makes the dream work bruthas,” wrote one person. “Do the mahi, get the treats.”
“Good mahi brothers,” said another.
“This is the Aotearoa I like living in,” a third added.
“That's awesome!” one more wrote. “Well deserved and big ups to him for showing his appreciation. Awesome story.”
Another bunch of Kiwis that went viral is the group of tutors that beautifully sang a Te Reo waiata at a bar in Australia.
Footage posted to Instagram by @nuzinator shows the large group of Māori tutors loudly and proudly singing ‘Nei Rā Te Kaupapa’, adding some absolutely incredible harmonies with the crowd watching. Tu meke!
Whether you’re signing loud and proud or helping out another bro, it’s always good to see fellow Kiwis get some recognition.