Generations of Cubs fans bonded in bliss via text messages after their World Series win
On Wednesday night, the previously unfathomable became objective reality. The Cubs won the World Series.
Elderly Cubs fans rejoiced, decades of hopes, wishes and dreams finally coming to fruition. Fans watching the game in Wrigleyville and inside Progressive Field experienced just about every type of emotion humanly possible. It wasn't a dream anymore.
Throughout the night and well into Thursday, something spread across social media like wildfire: Twitter users sharing screencaps of their text messages with parents, grandparents, friends, and other loved ones either after it was all over or while the frantic, 10-inning thrillfest was taking place on the field.
These ranged in scope and tone, but plenty of grandparents were represented.
Here's Ethan's grandmother, who texted him during every Cubs game all season long:
My grandma texted me throughout every cubs game this season. Biggest fan I know 🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/9KJqYNPppa— Ethan Kamp (@Kampers_) November 3, 2016
This superstitious grandmother couldn't bear to even watch the game, but her granddaughter was up to the task anyway:Tweets by danyell_martin
This grandma, meanwhile, obviously watched every minute and proved it with some 80-grade emoji skills:
Of course, no Cubs World Series win comes without a flurry of emotions and sentimentality, considering how long it had been since fans were ever able to feel anything like this:Tweets by ktropsic99
This grandma was definitely relieved:
Same story here:
And then there was this heartwarming conversation between a Cubs fan and his mother regarding his late father:
Finding out Dad only loved the Cubs because he loved me...cue emotional overload, from the first train ride I remember until now Go Cubs Go! pic.twitter.com/rp0jyBTebN— Andy Gibson (@andgibz) November 3, 2016
On the other side of the equation, this proud father is just beaming -- thanks to the Cubs, but also thanks to his daughter:
While this guy's father, recovering from a recent bike accident, was able to bask in it as well:
And then, of course, as mothers are wont to do, this one saw an opportunity regarding her daughter and one Mr.
Tough to say just who had the bigger smile Wednesday night, these generations of Cubs fans or