Three things you can always count on in life are death, taxes, and Hawaiians supporting other Hawaiians. Never do you see two island boys bashing each other. It’s always a mutual respect and they let the entire world know.
Such is the case with Max Holloway and Alabama quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa. Last night, Alabama head coach, Nick Saban, needed a spark in the 2018 college championship football game. Alabama was down 13-0 at halftime and Saban decided to start the 19-year-old Hawaiian freshman in the second half. Like a true Cinderella story, Tagovailoa delivered in overtime and Alabama won the National Championship. Today, he’s the biggest star in the nation.
Max Holloway understands the importance of his culture and let it be known that this kid needs a parade or something in honor of him. When one Hawaiian does well, even champions like Holloway get goosebumps supporting them.
Imagine that… Supporting someone for doing well and not hating them out of jealousy. That is called the ‘Aloha spirit’, folks.