Walking through the doors of Castle Court out into the sunshine of Royal Avenue there's a man, probably in his 20s, sitting at the bus stop wearing a bright red Liverpool shirt. A bus pulls up. His waiting is over.
And while he had probably only been sitting for a few minutes it felt symbolic of the day.
Liverpool fans, many not born the last time their football club lifted the English league title 30 years ago, have spent a lifetime waiting for a day like today.
Several more Liverpool shirted supporters strut past, chests puffed out proudly. It's not hard to spot them.
In the city centre a queue has developed along Castle Lane where the Liverpool store is the centre of attention. Social distancing means they must wait for their turn to pick up a souvenir and mark the day Liverpool were crowned champions. This is a wait they don't mind.
Manchester City's 2-1 defeat at Chelsea on Thursday evening sealed their title win. And while it had been expected for some time, fans had been fretting that they might be denied as Covid-19 threatened to end the season before they were crowned.
For mum and daughter Sharon Murray and Claire (19) from Belfast there was only one place they were heading to share the moment.
"I could only tell Claire how good we were in the 1980s. Now she's seen for herself what winning a league title means," said Sharon, who has spent over 40 years supporting the Reds and had to make a trip to the Liverpool store.
"My nerves were wrecked. I just wanted it over with. One of my brother's supports Manchester City and we're going there for a barbecue. I'm here to get kitted out with Liverpool stuff for that."
Dad Gerard Dornan from Loughinisland and son Ryan (10) were also in the party mood. "We're having a birthday party tonight and it'd be a shame not to get a few flags for that," said Gerard.
"It would have been a big let down had we not won it. We've won trophies over the past 30 years, but the league title is special."
North Belfast man Paul Chapman was in his teenage years when Liverpool last tasted league glory and also joined the queue looking for a souvenir.
"During the worst of coronavirus there was a wee bit of fear that it would all be cancelled, but common sense prevailed," he said.
"I'm delighted it's over. We fully deserved it."
Dromore man James Frazer spent the night partying in Co Down and admitted the first thing he did when the final whistle went was run screaming to his mum.
"My dad told me to get down here and get some flags for his car. He's going to milk this," he said.
"I've been sitting back worried for three months," he admitted. "Last night when I saw the score from the City match I ran down to my mum shouting and screaming, I couldn't help it!"
David Carmichael had brought along his son Cameron and promised to treat him to whatever he wanted.
"He thought he was a Chelsea fan for a couple of years but he saw sense!" he said.
"I'm just here to treat him to whatever he wants. You've got to celebrate this."
There's always been a unique bond between Liverpool FC and their supporters on this side of the Irish Sea and the chief executive of the new Premier League champions has paid tribute to one Irish fan in particular.
Sean Cox (circled), from Co Meath, was left in a coma after an attack outside Anfield before a Champions League semi-final against Roma in 2018.
And within minutes of being confirmed as title winners the club was quick to remember him.
The club's chief executive Peter Moore tweeted: "One man in Ireland is loving every moment of this... thinking of you this evening Sean. You'll Never, Ever, Walk Alone."
It's that sort of spirit that has been winning the club a new legion of supporters.
They've walked through the storm, now their heads are held high and they will hope for another sunny day like today next season.