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Dear Xander,

On behalf of the people of Aruba, Masha Pabien!! (Congratulations!)

Words cannot begin to express how proud we are of you as a nation.

You represent what Aruba is all about, community. Here, we all work together to make our island a happy place to live and visit.

You worked with your teammates to bring happiness to an entire city and beyond.

You will return home not as just a citizen, but as a hero and role model for our young people.

Congratulations to you and your teammates on your amazing victory and we look forward to welcoming you back to One VERY happy island.

-- The People of Aruba

Happy Nation, leave your happy shout out for Xander here!

Masha Danki! (Many thanks!)

“I couldn't be prouder of Xander, and wouldn't have missed seeing him play in the series for anything. There's a lot of love, support and happiness for him back home in Aruba, and so I'm here on behalf of our entire island.” -- Sandra Brown, Xander's Mother

“Xander, you proved to be a sunny lucky charm for Boston, and we hope you know all of Aruba is rejoicing with you today. You are our hometown hero and we look forward to celebrating with you on our One happy island soon.” -- Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, Aruba Tourism Authority CEO

““Mi conoce Xander di tempo cu nos tin 8-9 aña y semper e tawata hunga bon – e tawata e streya di e team. Xander ta un persona hopi humilde, hopi sabi y cu hopi perserverancia, cu awe nos por tuma un ehempel di dje.”” -- Shaqeem Thomasia – Childhood friend