The Chicago Cubs Win the 2016 World Series of Hugging

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Chicago Cubs hug it out after clinching the World Series. Photo: Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images

At the end of any World Series, you can sure as hell bet that the winning teammates won’t be holding back their utter joy. But this year? Well, this year is the kind of stuff that’s tailor-made for a feel-good movie ending. The Chicago Cubs clinched the World Series and effectively ended a historic 108-year-long drought by beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in an epic game seven. There was suspense. There was drama. There was even rain.

And you know what else there was plenty of? Hugs. Lots and lots of hugs among lots and lots of elated baseball players. And you know what? That’s a beautiful sight to see — grown men unashamedly hugging it out after winning big. Take a look:

“Can you believe it, man?!!” “I can’t believe it either, man!” Photo: Tim Bradbury/Getty Images
“All right, guys, I want in on this group hug!” Photo: Jason Miller/Getty Images
“I’m not missing this one!” Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
“So. Many. Emotions.” Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
“YEAH! Right back at ya!” Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
“Get ready, because I’m lifting you on … THREE!” Photo: Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images
Hugs and high fives literally on another level. Photo: Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images
“Get ready, I’m coming in for the hug!” Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
The rules of gravity do not apply for these hugs. Photo: Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images
Just a growing tree of human hugs. Photo: Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images
Doesn’t matter who’s hugging who. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Because they’re just fighting for the best hug. Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images
“It’s beautiful.” Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

It is. Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs on the 2016 World Series.

The Chicago Cubs Win the 2016 World Series of Hugging