Awaiting the arrival of Grenada's first-ever Olympic gold medalist, Kirani James.
There was a still, near total silence in the moments leading up to his arrival. It was almost eerie how an entire airport packed with scores of well-wishers could collectively hold their breath - just waiting for a glimpse of their hero.
Even after his private charter landed the airport was silent...
A welcome entourage took their places... still silent.
A red carpet was rolled out... still silent.
Finally, the door opens...
And a nation erupts.
Maurice Bishop International Airport
Point Salines, Grenada