Little Girls Think Their Costco Cashier Is Maui From Disney’s “Moana” — His Reaction Will Warm Your Heart
“Yes, it’s really me, it’s Maui: breathe it in.”
When it comes to one-stop shopping Costco is the place to beat. Need a kayak or 48-rolls of toilet paper? Costco. Need a flat-screen television or a 5-year supply of mustard? Costco.
There is almost nothing you can’t find at Costco. Including a demigod named Maui, apparently.
Costco Cashier Makes Little Girls’ Moana Disney Dreams Come True
Rella Rivera was shopping with her two daughters, Ryley and Rylyn, at their local Costco in Kapolei, Hawaii when they saw a real-life Maui from Disney’s Moana working at the cash register.
The employee’s name is Will. But you might as well call him Maui. Because he is the spitting image of the popular movie’s demigod voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
The girls definitely think so, and their reaction? “It’s adorable.”
Rella captured the heart-warming moment her girls came “face-to-face with greatness” on video and shared it on social media where it quickly went viral, garnering over 5M views on YouTube.
Take a look…
“We Found the Real Maui!!!” Girls’ Adorable Reaction to Meeting the Real-Life Demigod
Ryley and Rylyn are obviously overjoyed at meeting “Maui” and who wouldn’t be? “The hair, the bod!”
Giggling and jumping up and down in pure excitement, they exclaim, “It’s Maui!”
And Maui, excuse me, Will, has the perfect response.
He plays right along and invites the sisters over to his side of the register so they can call out his signature saying, “Che-hoo!” together. Now THAT’S a hero.
And it turns out Ryley and Rylyn aren’t the only kids who think Will and Maui are one and the same. The demigod doppelganger was even hired by the Aulani Disney resort according to the caption Rella posted on the video.
“Each time my daughters come to Costco, they search for the “real life” demi-god, Maui. Will, featured in this video also does character appearances as Maui for parties and previously at Aulani Disney resort. Thank you, will, for bringing a smile to our daughters faces at each visit!”
Who is the Real-Life Maui?
“Maui’s” real name is William Vaana. And while he may not have “lassoed the sun” or “harnessed the breeze” this ordinary guy is making big waves.
Vaana says that after the movie came out, his first thought was, “Wow, I kinda look like that guy.”
More than kinda. The resemblance is uncanny. From the Polynesian tattoos adorning his arms to the long hair, he IS Moana’s Maui. And every kid he meets thinks so too.
“It’s overwhelming, but it’s cool just to see the kids smile they light up,” Vaana told Hawaii News Now. “They come screaming. It’s awesome.”
We think he’s pretty awesome.
If you still can’t get enough of Maui, don’t worry. Dwayne Johnson just announced that there is a live-action remake of Moana in the works. He posted the news on his official Instagram page alongside a video with his daughters.
Johnson captioned it in part: “Deeply humbled to announce we’re bringing the beautiful story of MOANA to the live-action big screen!”
What can we say except “You’re welcome!”