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04/17/2013 11:36 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

New Zealand Legalizes Gay Marriage; Spectators Sing Love Song "Pokarekare Ana" For Lesbian Lawmaker (VIDEO)

The world can be a dark and scary place sometimes, but this video of spectators bursting into song after New Zealand legalized gay marriage has restored our faith in humanity (at least for today).

On Wednesday, New Zealand's Parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage in a 77 to 44 vote. As lawmakers applauded the final vote, spectators crowded into the public galleries above burst into song, serenading the bill's sponsor, lesbian MP Louisa Wall.

The Associated Press reports the song was "Pokarekare Ana," a love song in the country's indigenous Maori language.

As Towleroad notes, "This is what equality sounds like."

We challenge you to watch, and not tear up. Go on, try.

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