Man fulfills promise, drives 650 miles to listen to Cubs game at father’s gravesite

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FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. – A North Carolina man drove 650 miles to listen to the Chicago Cubs game at his father’s gravesite.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that Wayne Williams promised his father they would be together when the Cubs won the World Series.

So the 68-year-old drove from his home in Wake County to Greenwood, Indiana where his father is buried.

When he arrived, Williams sat in a chair and listened to the game on his smartphone next to his father’s grave.

“He would have said, ‘I told ya, I told you they woulda won,’” Williams said, referring to his father, who died in 1980.

The Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 Thursday to claim their first World Series victory in more than 100 years.