Cubs fans all over America have been celebrating the historic World Series win by posting on social media and partying in bars – but Wayne Williams celebrated by sitting in a graveyard.
That’s because he was upholding a decades-old promise to his father, Wayne Williams Senior.
The 68-year-old has been a lifelong Cubs fan since he spent most of his life in Chicago before moving closer to his daughter’s home in North Carolina. His father had been a WWII Navy veteran who fought at Normandy and D-Day. He eventually died of advanced kidney cancer at age 53 in 1980.
“My dad and I had kind of made a pact that when – not if – the Cubs made the World Series, we would watch the games together,” Williams told the News Observer. “He would have said, ‘I told ya, I told you they woulda won.’ ”
When the Cubs emerged from the 10th inning with a 8-7 victory, Wayne Jr. quietly said “We did it” and laid a ‘W’ flag on his father’s grave.
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