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A Cubs W flag marks the final resting place of William F. Simon, a noted husband, dad, grandpa, on his grave stone at the All Saints Cemetery Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, in Des Plaines, Ill. In a city where fans have been known to scatter ashes of the dearly departed at Wrigley Field, families of those who could no longer wait 'till next season are planting Cubs pennants and flags at the graves of loved ones or sending them off to the great beyond with Cubs hats and jerseys in their caskets. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Cubs fans are decorating the graves of loved ones in celebration of their success

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The Cubs' amazing year has given the team's fans a reason to finally celebrate. But it can be bittersweet, especially for second or third-generation fans. For many, their support comes from being a part of a Cubs family, or from going to games with friends.  

And it's for that reason that many Cubs fans have begun decorating the graves of family and friends who aren't around to see the Cubs fight for the World Series, reports NPR

I remember, you know, truth be told, he'd take me out of school sometimes, and we'd sneak over and catch a Cubs game.
Juan Gonzalez

Juan Gonzalez was in Maryhill Cemetery, paying respects to his late father, who was another avid Cubs fan. 

"My father was a big Cubs fan when he came over here. Yeah, I've been a Cub fan since as long as I can remember," said Gonzalez to NPR. 

People have taken to social media to share heartwarming stories. 

Chicago fans do remember those who left too soon to see the team back in the series.

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For more, check out the 60 Second Circa. 

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