Sports fandoms start in many ways, but a lot of times it’s something you inherit from your family. So if you’re a long-suffering Cubs fan, you probably have even longer suffering Cubs fan relatives. On Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years, bringing happiness to fans everywhere. The drama dragged on due to a short rain delay and a Cleveland Indians comeback that forced extra innings. But if you’ve waited this long, what’s an extra hour or so?
Immediately after flying the W flag, Twitter exploded with people spreading their joy, as well as touching anecdotes of what this win means to them. Some lucky fans shared images of themselves celebrating with their OG Cubs fan abuelitos, while others used the moment to talk about their departed loved ones. These tweets dedicated to abuelos who waited decades for a Cubs win will make you emotional: