Guy Drives 600 Miles To Watch Cubs Game With Father At His Grave [VIDEO]
A promise is a promise.
Out of all of the amazing content the internet has gifted us in the wake of the Chicago Cubs winning their first World Series in over a century, this is one of the best stories we've seen.
Wayne Williams' father was a Cubs fan, but passed away long before he could see them win a World Series. His dad, also named Wayne, died back in 1980, but not before the father and son made a promise to one another.
I talked it out with my boys forever. I let them know that I told my dad – we had a pact. When the Cubs – not if, when – the Cubs got into the World Series, we would make sure we listen to the games together
That's what took Wayne to an Indiana cemetery 650 miles away from his home. With just a folding chair, a flashlight, a smartphone, and a W flag, Wayne set up camp near his father's grave (thankfully the gate was open) and listened to Game 7 of the World Series.
Wayne's dad was a Navy veteran, which is what led him to be a cubs fan in the first place.
I think it was because when he was at boot camp at Great Lakes. He probably went to some games, because Wrigley’s brought the guys out there for these things and it was the closest thing to big-time baseball he’d ever seen
When the game was over, Wayne flew the W flag over where his father was laid to rest.
He had kept his promise.