Tongan father live stream of son’s birth on Facebook goes viral

A 45 minute video of a wife’s labour at a Californian Hospital is going viral on Facebook.

The incredible footage has been posted by father Kali Kanongataʻa who also goes by the name Fakamalo Ki He ʻEiki on Facebook.

His intention was to share with his close family in Tonga but accidentally posted it to Facebook Live sharing it with the entire world on Monday morning.

“I didn’t notice it was on the public feed until someone said ‘Push, Push’ and it was my little cousin,” Kanongataʻa said.

Kali Kanongataʻa and his newsborn son

The video has had over 309,000 views, 3,200 likes and 700 shares as of today Friday 20.

The video has been received with mix reaction on Facebook.

“I know there’s some people that say ‘Oh that’s too much,’ but I think it’s not really that bad,” Dome said. “Everyone can have their opinion (but) to me, it’s beautiful. It’s a blessing.”

“I don’t think it’s fair to cast judgment upon people. I mean, birth is a wonderful thing,” Kanongata-a said.

Kanongataʻa is Tongan and he describes himself on his Facebook page as a person who comes from Nukuʻalofa, the capital city of Tonga.


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