Adorable toddler turns fearsome Maori warrior

This Haka-mad toddler (pictured) has captured the internet's heart as he does his own rendition of the famous Maori war dance. The 2-year-old, from New Zealand, stomps his feet and looks fearsome.

A Haka-mad toddler has captured the internet's heart with his own rendition of the famous Maori war dance.

The two-year-old stamps his feet on the ground, looking especially fearsome as he plays with his plastic war stick.

The lionhearted-lad sticks out his tongue and does his own version of the famous Haka war cry.

His father, who is filming, chants Maori words to further encourage the boy on.

The video was posted on Facebook and has proved an instant hit, with thousands watching the pint-sized All Black.

 Paehoro Boynton commented: 'Gosh my lil brutha, I'm getting goosebumps.'

 Kimoro Taiepa said: 'Wicked cool! Don't muck around with this little man! #bigontheinside'

The toddler's brave war dance has captured hearts on social media
His father chants Maori as the baby dances

The toddler's brave war dance has captured hearts on social media

Another commentator posted: 'I'll be having kiwi babies just so I can teach them this.'

The Haka is a traditional Maori war dance that has been made world-famous by the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team. 

But it's not just a dance associated with the  sport.

The baby stomps his feet on the ground and has a fierce battle cry
The Haka is a traditional Maori war dance

The baby stomps his feet on the ground and has a fierce battle cry

On September 11 in 2016 New Zealand firefighters performed their own haka to honour the firefighters who had died in the World Trade Centre attack.

In 2012 New Zealand soldiers were filmed honouring a fallen comrade with a Haka.

The video has been viewed more than five million times on Youtube.