WATCH: Cubs fans breaking down in tears of joy is a fantastic reminder of why sport is important

Chicago Cubs fans have been waiting a long time for a taste of success

BY Adrian Collins 18:51 Thursday 3 November 2016, 18:51 3 Nov 2016

Image: Budweiser/Twitter

Supporting a team in any sport is bad for your health most of the time - very few lucky people will ever watch their chosen sport and see the team they love win more than they lose.

Some teams - say the New England Patriots, or Manchester United - will give their fans plenty to cheer about over the course of their lifetimes, but for the rest, they will watch, they will wait and they will hope. 

The wait is often a long one, and for Chicago Cubs fans, it had been over a century when, on Wednesday night, they claimed the World Series in Game Seven against the Cleveland Indians.

Celebrity fan Bill Murray was in good form after the win, and somewhat emotional too, but there were a number of fans who simply couldn't hold back the tears after spending their entire lives thinking that their team would be the butt of the joke rather than the champions of the World Series. 

Jumping on the bandwagon, Budweiser were ready with scenes of joy and commentary from the legendary, late Haray Caray, whose calls were spliced over the top of footage of celebrating fans to imagine what it would have been like to hear the icon describe one of the greatest moments in the team's history. 

Together, fathers and sons watched the game, and having passed on the love of the team to their kids, there was a very special feeling shared as they hugged, cried and celebrated what they thought they might never have the chance to witness together in their lives. 

If you haven't already shed a tear, then the touching story of Wayne Williams is the one that might push you ever the edge. 

Williams' father, also named Wayne Williams, had made a promise with his son that when (not if) the Cubs got to the World Series, they would listen to the games together. Wayne's father passed away in 1980,  but that wasn't going to stop his son from keeping his promise. 

Williams Jr. drove over 600 miles from North Carolina to Greenwood Forest Lawn Cemetery in Indiana to keep his end of the bargain, and celebrate a victory that had been a long, long time coming. 

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