Tamba Hali left war-torn Liberia when he was 10 years old. The time since has been pretty good for Hali, who went from an All-American during his time at Penn State to an NFL Pro Bowler with the Kansas City Chiefs, but he was never able to return home. He told The Guardian in 2013 that while he wanted to visit, unrest in the country had made it difficult.
Over the weekend, Hali finally got his chance. He’s posted a handful of pictures and videos to Instagram, in which he documents his first trip to Liberia since 1992, greeting family, friends, and new fans.
Hali also got to visit the home in which he grew up, posting videos of the house and the nearby river where his family would catch fish.
Keep an eye on Hali’s Instagram account if you’d like to continue to follow along on his homecoming.
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