WATCH: Someone’s Chopping Onions While I’m Watching These Older Cubs Fan Reactions

The Chicago Cubs won the World Series last night, something that hasn’t happened in 108 years. There are literally people who have lived and died without experiencing what you had the opportunity to watch last night. Multiple generations have come and gone during the Cubs’ World Series championship drought.

But through it all, the Chicago Cubs fans have stuck with their team–through thick and thin, even though most of it was definitely thin.

There were hundreds of people who recorded their reactions to the final out of the 2016 World Series, and all of them are the same: pure joy. These aren’t the reactions you’d see from Yankees fans or SF Giants fans. Not because Yankees and Giants fans don’t love their teams, but because they’ve won multiple World Series titles in recent history. These are the kinds of tears that have been building up for years. These are tears that were passed down from fathers, and even grandfathers, to their children.

And now they’re finally able to celebrate something many of them never believed would happen: the Cubs winning the World Series. Congratulations to the city of Chicago.

Thank you baseball. Goodnight. #WorldSeries

— Dallas Braden (@DALLASBRADEN209) November 3, 2016

my grandpa put this beer in his fridge 32 years ago and said he would open it when the cubs won the world series. today was that day.

— grace (@GraceJohnso) November 3, 2016

my grandpa has been waiting 81 years for this😭 #GoCubbies

— clare (@_claremoser) November 3, 2016

My grandpa's reaction to the @Cubs #WorldSeries win has made me cry multiple times today #FlyTheW

— raegen petzold (@raerosep) November 3, 2016

My great grandpa seconds after the Cubs won ❤️💙❤️💙

— kam ʚɞ 🌙 (@lgbtasgardian) November 3, 2016

But it didn’t just stop with the Cubs fans still here on Earth. There were multiple dedications from both the Chicago Cubs front office and from fans to the Cubs fans who are no longer with us.

Grandpa keeps sending happy, jittery impulses to my chest–apparently watching @cubs win the #WorldSeries was just as fun in heaven.. 😊

— jen (@JackalopePoop) November 3, 2016

My Grandpa was a die hard fan never missed watching a game. He past away, never witnessed the Cubs win the World Series. This win is for you

— Tiffany VanVreede (@tffny_gbr) November 3, 2016

My great grandfather, my grandfather and my grandma were proud CUBS fans and I wish they were alive to see this.

— Emmett (@Emmxtt) November 3, 2016

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