Bill Murray has a pretty dour reputation, projecting various degrees of sadness, melancholy, and inner turmoil for directors ranging from Harold Ramis to Sofia Coppola, with a healthy amount of Wes Anderson along the way. Sadly, that celebrated portion of Murray’s career may now be over, as the Chicago Cubs’ victory in the tenth inning of game 7 of the World Series tonight appears to have made him the happiest man on Earth.
Murray’s cheerfulness levels were reportedly dangerously high throughout the night, buying copious beers for the people around him in the stands (this, after giving away an extra ticket to the game to a random fan earlier today). But the win seems to have transformed Chicago’s once-morose comedy king, as evidenced in these pictures of him from tonight’s game:
Other celebrities weighed in on tonight’s win as well, offering their congratulations to the people of Chicago for breaking the 108-year-long curse placed upon them.
But nobody can deny that this is Murray’s night, as revealed in this video of the actor’s face in the seconds when the Cubs finally won. To paraphrase The Simpsons, you can actually pinpoint the exact moment his heart starts to unbreak:
Murray later declared school cancelled for the rest of the week in Chicago, and then turned on his drunken charm to interview Cubs’ president Theo Epstein.