The Cubs have won their first World Series since 1908 and the reactions from fans are absolutely overwhelming. Here is a story that is guaranteed to move you…

“Cubs fan drives all day to fulfill a promise and listen to Game 7 at his father’s grave” via Sports Illustrated.

Many fans have waited their entire lives to see the Cubs win the World Series. Outside Wrigley Field, many wrote messages on the wall for loved ones who’d died before Wednesday’s big win (as pictured below).

Instead of leaving a touching message on the wall, Wayne Williams went the extra mile.

When the Cubs made it to the World Series he remembered a deal he’d made a long time ago with his father, also named Wayne. The deal was: they would listen to the games together. Wayne Jr.’s father passed in 1980 but that didn’t stop him from making good on their deal! For Game 7, Wayne drove all day from his home in North Carolina to Greenwood, Indianapolis to listen to the game at his father’s grave.

via WTHR

“I’ll never forget one day he said, start of the season, I forget what year it was, ‘This is going to be our year. This is going to be our year. We’re going to be 500.'”

After the emotional win Wayne Jr. laid the “W” flag down on his father’s headstone, enjoying a little piece of heaven that night.

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