There are no words to describe the feeling left behind by the loss of a loved one. Everyone deals with the grief in their own way, but certain cultures around the world have created ways that allow everyone to show and utilize their grief. Such are the Maori and their Haka.
The Haka started out as a traditional war cry, dance, or challenge in Maori culture. Originally performed by Maori warriors before a battle, a Haka is also performed to welcome distinguished guests, or to acknowledge great achievements, occasions or funerals.
When young Jarom Rihari from Hamilton city, New Zealand, committed suicide in the middle of 2017, he left many of his peers heartbroken. To honor him for one last time, his friends and high school peers performed one last Haka for their lost friend. Many of the Haka honor warriors in every sense of the word, so this one is no different. Thanks to one Reddit user, the translation goes as follows: