This Francisco Lindor home run caused fans in Puerto Rico to go nuts.

It’s been a rough year for many in Puerto Rico, which is still recovering from September’s Hurricane Maria and the prolonged blackouts that have been a fact of life for many since then. But the world’s paying some extra attention this week thanks to the first MLB regular-season series there since 2010, a two-game affair between the Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians. And in the opener of that series Tuesday, Indians’ shortstop and Puerto Rico native Francisco Lindor cranked a fifth-inning full count home run to put Cleveland up 2-0, and the crowd at Hiram Bithorn Stadium (which barely survived the hurricane) went wild:

That’s quite the reaction, and it helps show how special a moment this was for many in Puerto Rico. Lindor in particular is still remembered fondly by many there:

And his mother Maria Serrano was in the crowd, and she had a great reaction too:

FS1’s Jon Paul Morosi interviewed her shortly afterwards:

Morosi also interviewed Lindor shortly before his home run:

That’s a great moment for Lindor, and it’s awesome to see how heavily it was embraced by the crowd.

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Andrew Bucholtz is a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He previously worked at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.