There was not one, but two major victories in last night’s Game 7 World Series finale.
After 108 years, the Cubs finally (!) broke the curse and became World Series champions. And, just seconds after their Game 7 victory, Chicago’s elderly fans won our hearts.
1. Hazel Nilson: 108 years old
Having lived through every single year of the billy goat’s curse, 108-year-old Hazel Nilson’s prayers were finally answered. She is also possibly the oldest person to ever sport a backwards hat.
TIGHT GAME! 108 year old #Cubs fan Hazel Nilson praying for a miracle... or extra innings! @fox25news #fox25news pic.twitter.com/nRYpVjoGe1— Jim Morelli (@MorelliJim) November 3, 2016
2. Clare’s elated grandpa
If this doesn’t make you smile, well, you’re probably an Indians fan.
my grandpa has been waiting 81 years for this #GoCubbies pic.twitter.com/K5GIl4TpZr— clare (@_claremoser) November 3, 2016
3. A man and his 32-year-old beer
Despite being about 31 and a half years expired, this Cubs fan’s beer was still oh so sweet.
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. pic.twitter.com/LPsNMQZCpp— gracejo (@GraceJohnso) November 3, 2016
4. The smiling vet
Be careful: This legendary grandpa/World War II veteran’s victory smile will melt your heart into a puddle of Chicago red and blue.
My grandpa: 94yr old WWII vet & lifelong @Cubs fan. He gets to celebrate with tears of joy tonight #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/EEQxotNa8i— Anfrony (@Jeenyusaurus) November 3, 2016
5. Father and son
Now this Cubs fan right here is a man of his word.
Man promised his dad if Cubs ever won World Series, they'd listen together. His dad died in '80. He kept his promise:https://t.co/om63N6wtyW pic.twitter.com/JYQZnlBaZu— Brett Rosner (@Brosner85) November 3, 2016
Enjoy it, elderly fans, this one’s for you!