This intensely emotional haka moved a bride to tears

A Maori bride was moved to tears during an intense Haka ceremony that was performed at her wedding reception in Auckland last weekend.

It seems the New Zealander is not alone, though, as the video has now been viewed over 18 million times throughout the globe, leaving countless others tearing up as well.

The bride and groom's names are Aaliyah and Benjamin Armstrong and the ceremony was performed by the best man and the groom's family as a mark of respect.


A haka - with its shouting, body-slapping and exaggerated facial expressions - is used in traditional Maori culture as a war cry to intimidate the enemy, but also to welcome special guests and at celebrations.


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