Young Girl Mistakes Cashier For ‘Moana’ Character, And He Played Along Perfectly


A pair of little girls could hardly contain their excitement during a recent trip to Costco where they met a cashier who resembled Maui — the beloved character from the Disney movie Moana.

Ryley, 8, and 5-year-old Rylyn, of Oahu, Hawaii, headed to the store with their mother, Rella Rivera, in Kapolei and pointed out the cashier. Soon, the girls began jumping up and down excitedly as they declared, “That’s Maui!”

“It brought so much joy to my face to see how excited the girls were. Before I could get my phone out to video, he had already let out a loud ‘chee-hoo.’ And the girls lit up even more,” the girls’ mother, Rella Rivera tells magazine.

Rivera, 42, uploaded a video of the sweet moment to YouTube, writing, “Each time my daughters come to Costco, they search for the ‘real life’ Demi god, Maui.

In the clip, the cashier, William Va’ana, played along, inviting the girls to stand by him and yell, “chee-hoo!”— the character’s signature catchphrase. Rivera says that the kids go to Costco often with their father and are always happy to see Va’ana.

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