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Emotional moment Maori teenagers break down in tears during funeral haka for boy

Emotional moment Maori teenagers break down in tears during funeral haka for 17-year-old boy

  • Footage of the emotional moment a group of teens perform funeral haka for boy
  • Jarom Hadley Nathaniel Rihari from Hamilton in NZ passed away in June 2017 
  • The group of brothers and friends of the teen struggle to complete the dance  

The emotional moment a group of Maori teenagers break down in tears while performing a haka at a funeral for a 17-year-old boy has emerged online.

The brothers and best friends of Jarom Hadley Nathaniel Rihari, from Hamilton on New Zealand’s North Island, joined together to perform the ceremonial war dance at his tangi, or Maori funeral rite.

Some, however, were so overcome with emotion that they broke down in tears during the normally fearsome dance.

The emotional moment a group of Maori teenagers break down in tears while performing the haka at a funeral for a 17-year-old boy who died

The brothers and friends of Jarom  Rihari (pictured) from Hamilton on New Zealand 's North Island, joined together to perform the ceremonial war dance at his tangi, or Maori funeral rite 

The brothers and friends of Jarom Rihari (pictured) from Hamilton on New Zealand ‘s North Island, joined together to perform the ceremonial war dance at his tangi, or Maori funeral rite 

In the video a small group of teenagers can be seen beginning the haka as they walk through the gathered crowd before stopping in formation to complete the dance.

One young man who leads the group can be seen struggling to keep going halfway through as he is overcome with emotion.

By the time the performance finishes most of the gathered crowd can be seen to join in with the group.

Jarom was described as a much-loved son, brother, and friend and the video was filmed as the group performed a final send-off to him as his hearse left the chapel on July 5, 2017.

The video has gone viral with hundreds of thousands of views and comments from people all over the world. 

Anyone needing help is urged to contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. 

By the time the performance finishes most of the gathered crowd can be seen to join in with the group 

By the time the performance finishes most of the gathered crowd can be seen to join in with the group 

 

 

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