Before their nail-biting victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs hadn't won a World Series in 108 years, which means few people were alive the last time they took home the championship. There are also, of course, many fans who have passed since the last time the Cubs won at Wrigley Field, but their memories were present Wednesday night, living on the stadium's wall.
Alex Nitkin, who is a journalist from Chicago, shared a photo on Twitter of fans writing the names of deceased loved ones in chalk on the side of the stadium. His picture has since gone viral with over 4,000 retweets and over 6,000 favorites.
Older fans who have waited quite literally their entire lives to witness this win were rejoicing too, and their families shared their excitement on social media. Take a look at our favorite posts.
"I will not die until the Chicago Cubs win the World Series" - 100 year old great Grandpa Frank 🐻⚾️ Congratulations 💙 pic.twitter.com/wLts3oUque
— Hollzy (@holliinfinite) November 3, 2016
— Nikki (@littlenikki44) November 3, 2016
— Kyle (@KyleW5119) November 3, 2016
96-year-old Justice John Paul Stevens attended Game 4 tonight. "I'm a Cubs fan, and I've always been a Cubs fan." pic.twitter.com/kJBURfRH4G
— Alyson Footer (@alysonfooter) October 30, 2016